We present a case of thoracic splenosis diagnosed by tru-cut 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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Review of Respiratory Disease|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine