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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 472162, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/472162
Case Report

Ovarian Splenosis: A Case Report

Department of Pathology, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3V7

Received 14 March 2010; Accepted 12 April 2010

Academic Editor: Michael N. Varras

Copyright © 2010 H. Talati and Jasim Radhi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Splenosis is auto transplantation of splenic tissue following traumatic rupture of the spleen. In females it can mimic endometriosis when symptomatic. Asymptomatic splenosis is common than previously suspected and it can also involve ovary. In a patient with a history of splenectomy, splenosis can act and provide the function of the spleen and thus should not be routinely excised. We report a case of an asymptomatic, incidental ovarian splenosis of left ovary accompanying multiple pelvic and serosal splenotic nodules. To our best knowledge, total three cases of ovarian splenosis have been reported previously including two cases of ovarian splenosis accompanying pelvic and serosal splenotic nodules and one case of solitary ovarian splenosis