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Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2010 Jul 17;4(2):210-214.

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

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Department of Surgery, HFR Fribourg - Cantonal Hospital, Fribourg, Switzerland.

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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.

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