Letter to the Editor

Pelvic Splenosis Presenting as Posterior Cervical Mass

Authors: Brent A. Parnell, MD, Charles B. Palmer, IV, DO, David A. Forstein, DO


To the Editor:

Splenosis refers to acquired autotransplantation of viable splenic tissue usually occurring after traumatic rupture of the spleen or splenectomy and can be found in any intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal site including the thoracic cavity. The most common locations are the peritoneum, omentum, and mesentery. We report a case of splenosis imitating a posterior cervical fibroid when viewed using transvaginal ultrasound and further characterized using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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