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World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jul 14;11(26):4111-3.

Splenic hemangiopericytoma and serosal cavernous hemangiomatosis of the adjacent colon.

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  • 1Department of General Surgery, Uludag University School of Medicine, Gorukle, Bursa 16059, Turkey.


A healthy 31-years-old man presented with a three-year history of abdominal discomfort. Radiological examinations revealed multifocal tumoral lesions in the spleen. The patient underwent splenectomy for differential diagnosis and treatment. During the operation, in addition to the splenic masses, there were also multiple millimetric purpuric-like lesions on the colonic serosal surfaces adjacent to the splenic hilus. One of them was excised. Histologic examination showed hemangiopericytoma of the spleen and cavernous hemangioma of the adjacent colon. This is the first report showing the close association of these two distinct lesions with vascular origin in the literature. Despite not having any apparent evidence, there may be a sequential relationship between the hemangiopericytoma of the spleen and cavernous hemangiomas.

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