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Splenosis Mimicking Lymphoma Relapse Confirmed by 18F-FDG PET/CT and Tc-99m Nano-colloid Scintigraphy Thirty Years After Splenectomy for Trauma


  • Zehra Pınar Koç
  • Pelin Özcan Kara
  • Anıl Tombak

Received Date: 15.03.2018 Accepted Date: 06.09.2018 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2019;28(1):38-40 PMID: 30942062

Splenosis is implantation of the splenic tissue in the abdominal region or elsewhere in the body as a consequence of trauma or splenectomy, which might mimic intra-abdominal involvement of several malignancies. This case report presents a patient with abdominal implants without 18F-FDG accumulation confirmed to be splenosis by Tc-99m nano-coloid scintigraphy.

Keywords: Splenosis, nano-colloid, FDG, PET, lymphoma


Informed Consent: Consent form was filled out by all participants.

Peer-review: Externally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: Z.P.K., P.Ö.K., A.T., Concept: Z.P.K., P.Ö.K., Design: Z.P.K., P.Ö.K., Data Collection or Processing: Z.P.K., P.Ö.K., A.T., Analysis or Interpretation: Z.P.K., P.Ö.K., A.T., Literature Search: Z.P.K., P.Ö.K., Writing: Z.P.K., P.Ö.K.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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