Thoracic splenosis more than 40 years after thoracoabdominal trauma.

@article{OYurvati2013ThoracicSM,
  title={Thoracic splenosis more than 40 years after thoracoabdominal trauma.},
  author={Albert H. O-Yurvati and Jared B Thompson and Tessa N Woods},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={113 11},
  pages={
          853-6
        }
}
Splenosis is a rare occurrence that is defined as autotransplantation of splenic tissue usually after splenic rupture due to trauma and subsequent splenectomy. Although splenosis most commonly occurs in the abdomen, the authors report a rare case of thoracic splenosis after remote thoracoabdominal trauma. A 62-year-old woman was found to have lower-lobe, pleural-based nodular lesions in juxtaposition to the posteromedial segment of the lung during workup for an abdominal hernia. Surgical… CONTINUE READING

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