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Splenosis, Thoracic
Jonathan Hero Chung, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Definitions

                • Autotransplantation of splenic tissue following traumatic or surgical disruption of spleen

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Alaraj AM et al: Thoracic splenosis mimicking thoracic schwannoma: case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 64(2):185-8; discussion 88, 2005
                                          2. Khosravi MR et al: Consider the diagnosis of splenosis for soft tissue masses long after any splenic injury. Am Surg. 70(11):967-70, 2004
                                          3. Young JT et al: Splenosis: a remote consequence of traumatic splenectomy. J Am Coll Surg. 199(3):500-1, 2004
                                          4. Bizekis CS et al: Thoracic splenosis: mimicry of a neurogenic tumor. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 125(5):1155-6, 2003
                                          5. Horger M et al: Improved detection of splenosis in patients with haematological disorders: the role of combined transmission-emission tomography. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 30(2):316-9, 2003
                                          6. Yammine JN et al: Radionuclide imaging in thoracic splenosis and a review of the literature. Clin Nucl Med. 28(2):121-3, 2003
                                          7. Pekkafali Z et al: Intrahepatic splenosis: a case report. Eur Radiol. 12 Suppl 3(S62-5, 2002
                                          8. Castellani M et al: Tc-99m sulphur colloid scintigraphy in the assessment of residual splenic tissue after splenectomy. Clin Radiol. 56(7):596-8, 2001
                                          9. Hagman TF et al: Intrathoracic splenosis: superiority of technetium Tc 99m heat-damaged RBC imaging. Chest. 120(6):2097-8, 2001
                                          10. Sarda R et al: Pulmonary parenchymal splenosis. Diagn Cytopathol. 24(5):352-5, 2001
                                          11. Syed S et al: Thoracic splenosis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology: a case report. Diagn Cytopathol. 25(5):321-4, 2001
                                          12. Fidvi SA et al: Posttraumatic thoracic splenosis and chronic aortic pseudoaneurysm. J Thorac Imaging. 14(4):300-2, 1999
                                          13. Naylor MF et al: Noninvasive methods of diagnosing thoracic splenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 68(1):243-4, 1999
                                          14. O'Connor JV et al: Thoracic splenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 66(2):552-3, 1998
                                          15. Tsunezuka Y et al: Thoracic splenosis; from a thoracoscopic viewpoint. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 13(1):104-6, 1998
                                          16. Bordlee RP et al: Thoracic splenosis: MR demonstration. J Thorac Imaging. 10(2):146-9, 1995
                                          17. Madjar S et al: Thoracic splenosis. Thorax. 49(10):1020-2, 1994
                                          18. Normand JP et al: Thoracic splenosis after blunt trauma: frequency and imaging findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 161(4):739-41, 1993
                                          19. Carr NJ et al: The histological features of splenosis. Histopathology. 21(6):549-53, 1992
                                          20. Roucos S et al: Thoracic splenosis. Case report and literature review. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 99(2):361-3, 1990
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Autotransplantation of splenic tissue following traumatic or surgical disruption of spleen

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Alaraj AM et al: Thoracic splenosis mimicking thoracic schwannoma: case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 64(2):185-8; discussion 88, 2005
                                                                                  2. Khosravi MR et al: Consider the diagnosis of splenosis for soft tissue masses long after any splenic injury. Am Surg. 70(11):967-70, 2004
                                                                                  3. Young JT et al: Splenosis: a remote consequence of traumatic splenectomy. J Am Coll Surg. 199(3):500-1, 2004
                                                                                  4. Bizekis CS et al: Thoracic splenosis: mimicry of a neurogenic tumor. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 125(5):1155-6, 2003
                                                                                  5. Horger M et al: Improved detection of splenosis in patients with haematological disorders: the role of combined transmission-emission tomography. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 30(2):316-9, 2003
                                                                                  6. Yammine JN et al: Radionuclide imaging in thoracic splenosis and a review of the literature. Clin Nucl Med. 28(2):121-3, 2003
                                                                                  7. Pekkafali Z et al: Intrahepatic splenosis: a case report. Eur Radiol. 12 Suppl 3(S62-5, 2002
                                                                                  8. Castellani M et al: Tc-99m sulphur colloid scintigraphy in the assessment of residual splenic tissue after splenectomy. Clin Radiol. 56(7):596-8, 2001
                                                                                  9. Hagman TF et al: Intrathoracic splenosis: superiority of technetium Tc 99m heat-damaged RBC imaging. Chest. 120(6):2097-8, 2001
                                                                                  10. Sarda R et al: Pulmonary parenchymal splenosis. Diagn Cytopathol. 24(5):352-5, 2001
                                                                                  11. Syed S et al: Thoracic splenosis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology: a case report. Diagn Cytopathol. 25(5):321-4, 2001
                                                                                  12. Fidvi SA et al: Posttraumatic thoracic splenosis and chronic aortic pseudoaneurysm. J Thorac Imaging. 14(4):300-2, 1999
                                                                                  13. Naylor MF et al: Noninvasive methods of diagnosing thoracic splenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 68(1):243-4, 1999
                                                                                  14. O'Connor JV et al: Thoracic splenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 66(2):552-3, 1998
                                                                                  15. Tsunezuka Y et al: Thoracic splenosis; from a thoracoscopic viewpoint. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 13(1):104-6, 1998
                                                                                  16. Bordlee RP et al: Thoracic splenosis: MR demonstration. J Thorac Imaging. 10(2):146-9, 1995
                                                                                  17. Madjar S et al: Thoracic splenosis. Thorax. 49(10):1020-2, 1994
                                                                                  18. Normand JP et al: Thoracic splenosis after blunt trauma: frequency and imaging findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 161(4):739-41, 1993
                                                                                  19. Carr NJ et al: The histological features of splenosis. Histopathology. 21(6):549-53, 1992
                                                                                  20. Roucos S et al: Thoracic splenosis. Case report and literature review. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 99(2):361-3, 1990