einstein (São Paulo). 05/Jun/2017;15(3):1-3.

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.

Intrapancreatic accessory spleen

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