Splenic hamartoma in a child in the era of PET-CT.


We present a case of a healthy 7-year-old female with an incidental finding of a growing splenic lesion, diagnosed as a splenic hamartoma after splenectomy. This case highlights the diagnostic challenge of splenic lesions and that the role of positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT) in defining splenic lesions in the pediatric population remains to be defined.

DOI: 10.1002/pbc.21962

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@article{vila2009SplenicHI, title={Splenic hamartoma in a child in the era of PET-CT.}, author={Laura Aguilera {\'A}vila and Ponni Sivaprakasam and Sandra Viero and Gino Rene Somers and Mary Shago and Justin Ted Gerstle and Ur Metser and Abha A Gupta}, journal={Pediatric blood & cancer}, year={2009}, volume={53 1}, pages={114-6} }