ID 110389
Title Transcription
スイビブガン ノ ゾウ オ シメシタ スイナイ フクヒ ノ 1レイ
Title Alternative
An intrapancreatic accessory spleen mimicked pancreatic tail carcinoma
Author
Matsushita, Kenta Department of Surgery, Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital
Chikakiyo, Motoya Department of Surgery, Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital
Yagi, Toshiyuki Department of Surgery, Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital
Fujiki, Kazuya Department of Surgery, Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital
Kawashita, Yoichiro Department of Surgery, Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital
Ikawa, Koichi Department of Surgery, Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital
Keywords
intrapancreatic accessory spleen
pancreatic tail carcinoma
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Intrapancreatic accessory spleens exhibit the same computed tomography (CT) findings as the spleen itself. We experienced a case in which an intrapancreatic accessory spleen mimicked pancreatic tail carcinoma. A 54-year-old female who had a medical history of splenectomy presented with a pancreatic tail tumor, which exhibited low density in the arterial phase and slightly high density in the portal and equilibrium phases on CT. In addition, an accessory spleen was present in the greater omentum. We initially diagnosed the tumor as a pancreatic carcinoma, and scheduled distal pancreatectomy(DP)combined with lymph node dissection(LND). Intraoperatively, the tumor was found to be elastic-soft, which indicated that it might be benign. We changed the planned procedure from DP combined with LND to DP without LND. The cut surface of the tumor had the appearance of spleen tissue, and the pathological diagnosis was an intrapancreatic accessory spleen. Intrapancreatic accessory spleens can display the same imaging findings as pancreatic carcinomas. Intraoperative palpation and gross pathological examinations were useful for selecting the optimal surgical procedure in the present case. It is important to differentiate pancreatic tail tumors that exhibit low density in the arterial phase on CT from accessory spleens.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
72
Issue
3-4
Start Page
119
End Page
124
Sort Key
119
Published Date
2016-08-25
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