Laparascopic splenectomy for an inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen: Operative technique and case report

Kouji Tsugawa, Makoto Hashizume, Shinichirou Migou, Hirofumi Kawanaka, Keizo Sugimachi, Hiroyuki Irie, Takashi Maeda, Kazuya Akaboshi

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Abstract

The case of a primary inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen in a 44 year-old female is herein reported. This lesion is extremely rare, with only 33 cases previously reported. The splenic tumor was preoperatively diagnosed as a hemangioma by the combined modalities of ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. A laparoscopic splenectomy was, thus, performed in order to make a final diagnosis. Pathological examination of the mass revealed an inflammatory process. Based on the above findings, a laparoscopic splenectomy is recommended when the tumor is suspected to be benign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1887-1891
Number of pages5
JournalHepato-gastroenterology
Volume45
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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