Diagnosis of thoracic splenosis by tru-cut needle biopsy

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1199-1201
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Review of Respiratory Disease
Volume133
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Splenosis
Needle Biopsy
Thorax
Thoracotomy
History
Biopsy
Infection

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Diagnosis of thoracic splenosis by tru-cut needle biopsy. / Gaines, J. J.; Crosby, John H; Kamath, Manjeshwar Vinayak.

In: American Review of Respiratory Disease, Vol. 133, No. 6, 01.01.1986, p. 1199-1201.

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