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Traumatic rupture of splenic tissue 13 years after splenectomy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19803271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
After splenectomy, two types of splenic tissue can remain in the human body: one type is the congenital accessory spleen, with its own vasculature and capsule. The other type is the acquired splenosis, caused by the spread of splenic tissue following splenic injury. The aim of this paper is to briefly review the literature dealing with spontaneous bleeding of splenic tissue, apart from the primary spleen, and to report a case showing the clinical and surgical importance of remaining splenic tissue after splenectomy.
L Depypere; M Goethals; A Janssen; F Olivier
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2009 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-06     Completed Date:  2009-10-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, AZ Damiaan, Ostend, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Hematoma / radiography
Liver / radionuclide imaging
Middle Aged
Spleen / radionuclide imaging
Splenosis / complications*,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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