Current Thoracic Surgery 2018 , Vol 3 , Issue 3
Thoracic splenosis: a very rare cause of chest pain
Celal Bugra Sezen2,Salih Bilen1,Cem Emrah Kalafat2,Cemal Aker3,Celalettin Ibrahim Kocaturk4
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Yedikule Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mardin State Hospital, Mardin, Turkey
3Department of Thoracic Surgery Burdur State Hospital, Burdur, Turkey
4Department of Thoracic Surgery, İstinye University, Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2019.00028 Viewed : 319 - Downloaded : 175 Intrathoracic splenosis presents a rare thoracic lesion occurring after splenectomy or abdominal trauma as a consequence of heterotopic autotransplantation and implantation of splenic tissue. We present a 38- yearold man with intrathoracic splenosis. He was admitted to hospital with chest pain. In computed tomography homogenous, smooth-edged multiple lesions were found. The patient was not able to be diagnosed with transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy. On the exploration, there were multiple lesions at the thoracic cavity and the masses were excised. Definitive pathology was reported as splenosis. Keywords : thoracic splenosis, medical history, abdominal trauma, chest pain, splenectomy