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Vol 76, No 6 (2008)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2008-10-31
Submitted: 2013-02-22
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Usefulness of the scintigraphic assessment of the thoracic splenosis - a case report

Janusz Wójcik, Tomasz Grodzki, Iwona Kozłowska, Stanisław Urbański, Bartosz Kubisa
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2008;76(6):456-459.

open access

Vol 76, No 6 (2008)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2008-10-31
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Thoracic splenosis of the left lung and upper abdominal area was described. Left minithoracotomy was performed due to unclear results from a fine needle biopsy and following the suggestion to obtain a tissue sample. Clinical findings were similar to neoplasmatic disease; intraoperative extension of the disease was larger than CT view and correlated with postoperative assessment with 99mTc sulphur colloid. This confirmed the usefulness of scintigraphic assessment in preoperative diagnosis in order to avoid thoracotomy in such cases.

Abstract

Thoracic splenosis of the left lung and upper abdominal area was described. Left minithoracotomy was performed due to unclear results from a fine needle biopsy and following the suggestion to obtain a tissue sample. Clinical findings were similar to neoplasmatic disease; intraoperative extension of the disease was larger than CT view and correlated with postoperative assessment with 99mTc sulphur colloid. This confirmed the usefulness of scintigraphic assessment in preoperative diagnosis in order to avoid thoracotomy in such cases.
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Keywords

lung tumour; thoracic splenosis; scintigraphy

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Title

Usefulness of the scintigraphic assessment of the thoracic splenosis - a case report

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 76, No 6 (2008)

Pages

456-459

Published online

2008-10-31

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2008;76(6):456-459.

Keywords

lung tumour
thoracic splenosis
scintigraphy

Authors

Janusz Wójcik
Tomasz Grodzki
Iwona Kozłowska
Stanisław Urbański
Bartosz Kubisa

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