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Case Rep Med. 2010;2010:472162. doi: 10.1155/2010/472162. Epub 2010 Jun 13.

Ovarian splenosis: a case report.

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Department of Pathology, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3V7.

Abstract

Splenosis is auto transplantation of splenic tissue following traumatic rupture of the spleen. In females it can mimic endometriosis when symptomatic. Asymptomatic splenosis is common than previously suspected and it can also involve ovary. In a patient with a history of splenectomy, splenosis can act and provide the function of the spleen and thus should not be routinely excised. We report a case of an asymptomatic, incidental ovarian splenosis of left ovary accompanying multiple pelvic and serosal splenotic nodules. To our best knowledge, total three cases of ovarian splenosis have been reported previously including two cases of ovarian splenosis accompanying pelvic and serosal splenotic nodules and one case of solitary ovarian splenosis.

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