Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.989**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2637-4625
  • DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625
**Impact Factor calculated based on Google Scholar Citations. Please contact us for any more details.

Major Scope

  •  Trauma Surgery
  •  Hand Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Surgical Procedures
  •  Minimal Invasive Surgery
  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Cancer Surgery


Citation: World J Surg Surg Res. 2022;5(1):1400.DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625.1400

Unmasking the Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen

Stefanie P Lazow and Ketan R Sheth

Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA
Department of Surgery, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, USA

*Correspondance to: Ketan R Sheth 

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Despite the availability of various diagnostic studies including CT, MRI, nuclear medicine images, and endoscopic ultrasound, the differentiation of Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen (IPAS) from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor remains challenging. We present the case of a 40-year-old male with an incidentally found intrapancreatic lesion with indeterminate imaging diagnosis. A CT demonstrated accessory spleens at the splenic hilum. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy was performed. Pathology resulted with benign IPAS. Despite indeterminate imaging, a high suspicion for IPAS should be maintained in patients with other accessory spleens.



Cite the Article:

Lazow SP, Sheth KR. Unmasking the Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2022; 5: 1400..

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