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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 441-443

Splenosis mimicking local recurrence in a case of renal cell carcinoma confirmed using technetium-99m-sulfur colloid scintigraphy and single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and Radionuclide Therapy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Urology, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital Limited, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Koramadai Karuppusamy Kamaleshwaran
Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and Radionuclide Therapy, Comprehensive Cancer Care Center, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital Limited, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.151953

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Heterotropic splenic tissue in the renal fossa is characteristically asymptomatic and is usually an incidental finding that has been reported to mimic renal or adrenal tumors. A 50-year-old man with renal cell carcinoma had undergone radical nephrectomy with splenectomy because of the invasion of the splenic capsule. During a follow-up examination, nodules were detected by computed tomography in the subdiaphragmatic region. Although local recurrence was highly suspected, and these masses were diagnosed as ectopic splenic tissues by a technetium-99m-sulfur colloid scintigraphy and unnecessary surgical exploration was avoided.

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