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Intrapancreatic accessory spleen

Marcelo Protásio dos Santos, Aline Pacheco de Rezende, Paulo Vicente dos Santos Filho, José Eduardo Gonçalves, Fernando Bray Beraldo, Adriano Pereira Sampaio

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017RC3942

ABSTRACT An asymptomatic 79-year-old woman, with incidental finding on abdominal ultrasound of a solid nodule in the tail of the pancreas. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 12mm solid tumor. The suggested diagnosis was pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. The pathological examination showed an intrapancreatic splenic tissue. This is a rare ectopic location of spleen tissue and it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic solid tumors.

Splenogonadal fusion and testicular cancer: case report and review of the literature

Roberto Iglesias Lopes, Mabel Tatty de Medeiros, Marco Antônio Arap, Marcello Cocuzza, Miguel Srougi, Jorge Hallak

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100019

A 36 year-old man after tests for assessing male infertility was diagnosed with primary infertility, bilateral cryptorchidism, non-obstructive azoospermia and discontinuous splenogonadal fusion. Carcinoma in situ was found in his left testicle, which was intra-abdominal and associated with splenogonadal fusion. To our knowledge, this is the fourth case of splenogonadal fusion associated with testicular cancer reported. One should always bear in mind the possibility of this association for the left cryptorchid testicle.