Current Thoracic Surgery 2017 , Vol 2 , Issue 2
Thoracic splenosis after thoracoabdominal injury sustained 25 years previously
Levent Cansever1,Süleyman Ceyhan1,Ali Cevat Kutluk1,Yunus Seyrek1,Firdevs Atabey2,Neslihan Akanıl Fener3,Celalettin İbrahim Kocatürk1,Mehmet Ali Bedirhan1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Yedikule Chest Disease and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Chest Disease, Yedikule Chest Disease and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Yedikule Chest Disease and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2017.0016 Thoracic splenosis may occur after blunt or penetrating trauma of the thoracoabdominal region. It is diagnosed in 65% of cases of splenic rupture. Trauma-related splenosis is more frequent in the peritoneum, omentum, and mesenterium. The incidence of intrathoracic splenosis is 18%, and the most common location is the pleural space of the left hemithorax. Thoracic splenosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with multiple lesions in the left hemithorax and a history of splenic trauma involving thoracoabdominal injury. Keywords : surgery, trauma, thoracoscopy/VATS, lung