Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen Misdiagnosed as a Nonsecreting Endocrine Tumor: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Kurmann, Anita; Michel, Jean-Marie; Stauffer, Edouard; Egger, Bernhard (2010). Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen Misdiagnosed as a Nonsecreting Endocrine Tumor: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case reports in gastroenterology, 4(2), pp. 210-214. Basel: Karger

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In a large series of nonselected autopsy investigations an accessory spleen was found in 10-30%. The second most common site is the pancreatic tail (17%). We report a case of intrapancreatic accessory spleen misdiagnosed as a nonsecreting neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas. Nuclear scintigraphy may provide the definitive diagnosis of an intrapancreatic spleen and therefore prevent patients from unnecessary major surgery.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Kurmann, Anita

ISSN:

1662-0631

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:09

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 19:09

PubMed ID:

20805946

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/838 (FactScience: 200985)

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