1 Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Nordsjællands Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark
A 40 year-old woman underwent abdominal hysterectomy due to hypermenorrhoea. During the operation, several soft tumorous masses were discovered in the cul-de-sac and samples were taken. Histological analyses revealed splenic tissue. The patient had a splenectomy during her childhood due to a traumatic spleen rupture. Clinical check-up one year later showed no progression of the masses. Splenosis is a benign condition that frequently occurs after traumatic spleen rupture. It is often asymptomatic and found by coincidence, but as it can mimic malignancy, it often leads to an extensive workup before the diagnosis is established.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2011, Vol 173, Issue 23, p. 1656-7