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Splenosis of the Liver Capsule

Budak, Emine, MD*; Oral, Aylin, MD; Yazici, Bulent, MD; Guler, Ezgi, MD; Omur, Ozgur, MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002288
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Splenosis, a form of ectopic splenic tissue, is generally caused by heterotopic autotransplantation of splenic tissues after traumatic splenic rupture or splenectomy. The implants are often localized intraperitoneally, mostly in the left upper quadrant and splenic region. Hepatic foci are seen only on rare occasions. The differential diagnosis of splenosis foci from malignant masses can be challenging by conventional imaging and lead to unnecessary invasive procedures. This manuscript presents radiological and scintigraphic images of splenosis foci located in the peritoneal cavity and liver capsule of a 46-year-old man who underwent splenectomy due to traumatic splenic rupture 30 years ago.

From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Izmir Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences; and

Departments of Nuclear Medicine, and

Radiology, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey.

Received for publication July 18, 2018; revision accepted August 15, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Emine Budak, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Izmir Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, 35170-Konak, Izmir, Turkey. E-mail: eminetkn4@gmail.com.

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