J Med Case Rep 2022 Feb 19;16(1):73. Epub 2022 Feb 19.
Hepatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Arnold-Heller-Straße 3, Bd. C, 24105, Kiel, Germany.
Background: Splenosis is the heterotopic autotransplantation of splenic tissue after severe splenic trauma and/or splenectomy. The epidemiology is elusive, but splenosis is frequently misdiagnosed as malignant tumors of gastrointestinal, gynecological, or hematological origin before the correct diagnosis is ultimately found. We herein report a rare case of combined, extensive intraabdominal and intrathoracic splenosis initially presenting as pleural mesothelioma. Read More