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Intrapancreatic accessory spleen: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22096704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We present the case of a 26 year old male who was found to have a mass in the tail of the pancreas on an ultrasound scan. The lesion was suspicious for a non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (PNET) and so he underwent distal pancreatectomy. Pathology revealed this to be an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS). This is a rare entity, and the literature on this subject is reviewed. A lesion in the pancreas that enhances in a manner similar to the spleen, whether the contrast is used in the setting of a Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound, a contrast enhanced CT scan, or a gadolinium enhanced MRI scan, is suggestive of IPAS. Nonetheless, the majority of these rare lesions are likely to be surgically excised rather than observed due to the similar appearance to PNET.
Niroshan Sothilingam; Toni Leedahl; Stefan Kriegler; Rani Kanthan; Michael A J Moser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgery case reports     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2210-2612     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  2011-11-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101529872     Medline TA:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-30     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
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