Diagnosis of thoracic splenosis by tru-cut needle biopsy. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We present a case of thoracic splenosis diagnosed by tru-cut needle biopsy, which yielded histologically normal splenic tissue. This is the first report of a diagnosis of thoracic splenosis by needle biopsy. The patient had a history characteristic of thoracic splenosis. Autotransplanted splenic tissue functions and may provide some defense against serious infections. A conservative approach to diagnosis offers the advantages of preserving splenic tissue and avoiding thoracotomy.

publication date

  • June 1986