An intrapancreatic accessory spleen that was difficult to diagnose due to temporal changes after splenectomy

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Abstract

Accessory spleen (AS) is common anomaly, and 20% of AS cases occur in the pancreatic tail. An intrapancreatic AS can be difficult to distinguish from pancreatic neoplasms. In most cases, an AS is described as a hypervascular and solitary tumor, but an AS sometimes takes other forms. We herein report a rare case of an intrapancreatic AS with temporal changes in its appearance after splenectomy, which mimicked aspects of pancreatic cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and99mTc sulfur colloid scintigraphy were useful for the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-685
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Accessory spleen
  • EUS-FNA
  • Splenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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