Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2007;26(2): 77-81.
A Case of Multiple Splenic Lymphangiomas Diagnosed by Percutaneous Needle Biopsy.
Seung Seog Ki, Sook Hyang Jeong, Chang Jin Yoon, Hye Seung Lee, Se Jung Chang, Joon Hyuk Choi, Ji Su Ha, Soon Je Kim
1Department of Internal Medicine KEPCO Medical foundation Hanil General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. jsh@snubh.org
3Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
4Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
  Published online: June 1, 2007.
ABSTRACT
Lymphangioma of the spleen is an extremely rare disease in adults, and performing splenectomy has been considered necessary for its diagnosis and treatment, but the diagnosis of an isolated splenic mass lesion without performing splenectomy is a challenging problem. Herein, we report on a case of multiple splenic lymphangiomas that were found incidentally in a 56-year-old female; these lesions were diagnosed by percutaneous splenic biopsy without splenectomy. We suggest that this approach is a reasonable option for benign looking-appearing splenic tumors because splenectomy and its postsplenectomy complications can be avoided.
Keywords: Splenic lymphangioma; Spleen, US; Needle biopsy
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