Inflammatory Pseudotumour of the Spleen: A Diagnostic Dilemma 1460-1462
Dr Kalaivani V,
Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery,
20/1, Payappa Garden, Tasker Town, Queenâ€™s Road Down
Bangalore - 560051, India.
Phone: 9945090285, E-mail: email@example.com
Inflammatory Pseudotumour (IPT) of the spleen is an extremely rare benign lesion of the spleen. It presents as a well-circumscribed mass which is usually solitary and composed of foci of inflammatory cells, mainly plasma cells and lymphocytes in a fibroblastic stroma. We report the case of a 24 year old male who complained of pain in the abdomen, with one episode of vomiting. An ultrasound scan of the abdomen and a contrast enhanced abdominal CT scan showed the presence of a cystic lesion in the spleen. Following a splenectomy, however, it was histologically found to be an IPT of the spleen.