Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2009, Vol 25, Num, 3     (Pages: 122-125)

Splenic Hamartoma

Olcay Ak NALBANT 1, Nalan NEŞE 2, Mümtaz KAHYA 3, Aydın İŞİSAĞ 2

1 Deparments of Pathology, 1

DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2009.01166
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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.

Keywords : Spleen, Splenic hamartoma