Disease Information for Splenosis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Pelvic Mass on Exam
Pelvic Mass Male patient
Demographics & Risk Factors
Past History
Past history/Splenectomy
Past history/Splenic trauma
Diagnostic Test Results
CT Scan
CT Scan/Abdomen Mesenteric mass
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Spleen/thymus/RES/immune system (category)
Process
PROCESS/Metatopic disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Pathophysiologic disorder (category)
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
Definition

The spontaneous transplantation of splenic tissue to unusual sites after open splenic trauma, e.g., after automobile accidents, gunshot or stab wounds. The splenic pulp implants appear as red-blue nodules on the peritoneum, omentum, and mesentery, morphologically similar to multifocal pelvic endometriosis. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

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