In rare instances, the SI is different due to differing amounts of the red and white pulp in the accessory spleen
Enlarged accessory spleen
presenting stomach submucosal tumor.
Forty-nine accessory spleens
were identified in 2179 US scans, giving a prevalence of 2,2% for accessory spleen
in this asymptomatic population.
Ectopic splenic tissue can be found in the body as two distinct forms: accessory spleens
4-6) In view of these considerations, the initial diagnosis of an accessory spleen
in the pancreatic tail could therefore have been ruled out in patient 2, and the presence of a neuroendocrine tumor considered.
5-cm lesion was incidentally identified on computed tomographic scan in the region between the pancreatic tail, left kidney, and spleen, with a small entrapped accessory spleen
The differential diagnoses for pancreatic arteriovenous malformation are neuroendocrine tumors, hypervascular metastases, and intrapancreatic accessory spleen
I'm not a surgeon, but [I know that] there are some people who do have accessory spleens
, and it is conceivable that you might have to take out a second spleen," he said.
Present in approximately 10% of the population, accessory spleens
arise from the fusion failure of the splenic anlage and reside in close proximity to the splenocolic and gastrosplenic ligaments.
should be removed because they may be a source of disease recurrence.
Two accessory spleens
found at the time of exploration were removed as well.