Hepatic splenosis misdiagnosed as hepatocellular cancer in a liver transplant candidate

Aaron Brandis, Sailen Naidu, Alvin Silva

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Abstract

We describe a case of hepatic splenosis that was misdiagnosed as hepatocellular cancer in a patient undergoing liver transplant evaluation. Although a rare entity, hepatic splenosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of liver lesions in patients with a history of splenic trauma or splenectomy. Accurate diagnosis is important not only for patient care and treatment but also for implications regarding liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Interventional Oncology
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Hepatic splenosis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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