Intrapancreatic splenunculus

Goswin Y. Meyer-Rochow, Andrew J. Gifford, Jaswinder S. Samra, Mark S. Sywak*

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Intrapancreatic accessory spleens are uncommon, however, the recognition and appropriate confirmatory diagnostic imaging of an intrapancreatic splenunculus is important to avoid an unnecessary surgery for a suspected pancreatic tumor. We present a patient who underwent a distal pancreatectomy for a suspected pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor based on clinical history, radiologic imaging, and a positive labeled octreotide scan. A brief review of intrapancreatic splenunculi and confirmatory diagnostic imaging is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-76
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007


  • Accessory spleen
  • Intrapancreatic
  • Octreotide
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
  • Splenunculus

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