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Thoracic splenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9725404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thoracic splenosis is a rare pathologic entity resulting from seeding of splenic tissue in the pleural cavity after thoracoabdominal trauma. A 45-year-old man with a history of splenectomy secondary to abdominal trauma presented with a left lung mass and an inconclusive tissue diagnosis after needle biopsy. Thoracic splenosis was not suspected preoperatively, considered on an intraoperative frozen section, and established on permanent pathologic biopsy specimens obtained during thoracotomy. A history of thoracoabdominal trauma, combined with radiologic and radionuclide imaging studies, may establish the diagnosis without thoracotomy.
J V O'Connor; C C Brown; J K Thomas; J Williams; E Wallsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-11     Completed Date:  1998-09-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  552-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Texas Tech Medical Center, Lubbock 79430, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / complications
Middle Aged
Splenosis / diagnosis*,  etiology,  radiography
Thoracic Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Gunshot / complications

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