Pelvic splenosis mimicking endometriosis, causing low abdominal mass and pain

Peer Zitzer, Moti Pansky, Ron Maymon, Rami Langer, Lan Bukovsky, Avi Golan

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Abstract

Splenosis is the heterotopic autotransplantation of splenic tissue that usually follows traumatic splenectomy. The clinical significance of these splenic implants and the need for surgical removal is debatable. A case of a 35 year old woman, with post-traumatic splenectomy presenting with low abdominal pain and pelvic mass is reported. Laparoscopic removal of the pelvic splenic implants dispelled all complaints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1683-1685
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abdominal pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pelvic splenosis
  • Pelvic tumour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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