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Vol 71, No 1 (2012)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2012-04-19
Submitted: 2012-06-27
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Intrapancreatic accessory spleen

J. Szumiło, A. Fronczek, S. Bukharin, F. Burdan
Folia Morphol 2012;71(1):45-47.

open access

Vol 71, No 1 (2012)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2012-04-19
Submitted: 2012-06-27

Abstract

A case of accessory spleen located in the tail of the pancreas in a stillbirth male foetus is reported. The congenital anomaly was revealed at autopsy. The intrapancreatic spleen was well demarcated and was composed of red and white pulp; however, same pancreatic ducts were intermingled with the splenic parenchyma. As well as the intrapancreatic lesion another minute accessory spleen was also found at the hilum of the proper organ. Since a lack of morphological features of trisomy 13 syndrome were found in the foetus, the ectopic spleens were regarded as incidental findings.

Abstract

A case of accessory spleen located in the tail of the pancreas in a stillbirth male foetus is reported. The congenital anomaly was revealed at autopsy. The intrapancreatic spleen was well demarcated and was composed of red and white pulp; however, same pancreatic ducts were intermingled with the splenic parenchyma. As well as the intrapancreatic lesion another minute accessory spleen was also found at the hilum of the proper organ. Since a lack of morphological features of trisomy 13 syndrome were found in the foetus, the ectopic spleens were regarded as incidental findings.
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Keywords

accessory spleen; anatomical variation; congenital malformation

About this article
Title

Intrapancreatic accessory spleen

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 71, No 1 (2012)

Pages

45-47

Published online

2012-04-19

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2012;71(1):45-47.

Keywords

accessory spleen
anatomical variation
congenital malformation

Authors

J. Szumiło
A. Fronczek
S. Bukharin
F. Burdan

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