Posttraumatic thoracic splenosis and chronic aortic pseudoaneurysm

Shabnam A. Fidvi, Steven A. Kroop, Susan A. Klein

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Abstract

Thoracic splenosis is the autotransplantation of splenic tissue into the pleural cavity, usually following traumatic injury that simultaneously involves the spleen and diaphragm. Intrathoracic splenosis is an uncommonly reported phenomenon. We present a case of intrathoracic splenosis in a patient with a chronic aortic pseudoaneurysm, both detected, incidentally, three decades after the traumatic event. The diagnosis of thoracic splenosis can be confirmed noninvasively, using 99mTc sulfur colloid nuclear scintigraphy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-302
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Splenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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