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2009, Volume 25, Number 3, Page(s) 122-125     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2009.01166
Splenic Hamartoma
Olcay Ak NALBANT1, Nalan NEŞE2, Mümtaz KAHYA3, Aydın İŞİSAĞ2
S.B. Manisa Devlet Hastanesi, 1Patoloji Bölümü, 3Genel Cerrahi Bölümü ,2Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, MANİSA, TÜRKİYE
Deparments of Pathology, 1M.H. Manisa State Hospital and 2Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine and 3General Surgery, M.H. Manisa State Hospital, MANISA, TURKEY
Keywords: Spleen, Splenic hamartoma

Splenic hamartoma is a rare, benign lesion of the spleen requiring differential diagnosis. A 60-year-old male patient referred to the hospital with epigastric pain. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a mass in the spleen and multiple lymphadenopathies at the posterior wall of the stomach. The patient underwent splenectomy for diagnostic purposes. A pink to red, solid, well circumscribed tumoral lesion with a greatest diameter of 4.5 cm was observed on the cut surface of the splenectomy specimen in addition to ten other, not well circumscribed, dark red, solid tumoral lesions measuring between 0,3-1 cm in greatest diameter. All of the lesions were diagnosed as splenic hamartoma. As splenic hamartoma is a rare lesion and needs to be differentiated from other benign tumoral lesions of the spleen, this case is found worth to be presented.

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