Symptomatic pelvic accessory spleen in a female adolescent: Case report

Rene Tendler, Rola Khamise Farah, Mohamad Kais, Marwan Odeh, Jacob Bornstein

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Abstract

Accessory spleens are congenital foci of healthy splenic tissue that are separate from the main body of the spleen. They occur in 10-30% of individuals; a wandering accessory spleen located in the pelvis is uncommon. Most patients are asymptomatic. We describe the case of a female adolescent presenting with acute abdominal pain who had a pelvic accessory spleen that mimicked an adnexal mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-602
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Nov 2017

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Keywords

  • Adnexal mass
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pelvic accessory spleen
  • Transvaginal ultrasound

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