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J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2013 Sep-Oct;20(5):708-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2013.03.002. Epub 2013 Jul 1.

Splenosis: an uncommon differential diagnosis in gynecology.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vivantes Campus Humboldt, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address: danrique@gmail.com.

Abstract

Splenosis consists of ectopic functioning splenic tissue that can be located anywhere within the abdomen or pelvis. It is a benign condition usually found incidentally and is usually asymptomatic. The need for therapy is controversial, and treatment is suggested only in symptomatic cases, primarily those related to pelvic or abdominal implants.

KEYWORDS:

Endometriosis; Pelvic pain; Splenectomy; Splenosis

PMID:
23809236
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmig.2013.03.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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