Intrapancreatic splenunculus.

  title={Intrapancreatic splenunculus.},
  author={G. Meyer-Rochow and A. J. Gifford and J. Samra and M. Sywak},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={194 1},
  • G. Meyer-Rochow, A. J. Gifford, +1 author M. Sywak
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • American journal of surgery
  • Intrapancreatic accessory spleens are uncommon, however, the recognition and appropriate confirmatory diagnostic imaging of an intrapancreatic splenunculus is important to avoid an unnecessary surgery for a suspected pancreatic tumor. We present a patient who underwent a distal pancreatectomy for a suspected pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor based on clinical history, radiologic imaging, and a positive labeled octreotide scan. A brief review of intrapancreatic splenunculi and confirmatory… CONTINUE READING
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