Ovary - nontumor
Nonneoplastic cysts / other
Heterotopic ovarian splenoma

Author: Mohiedean Ghofrani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 September 2017, last major update August 2011

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Cite this page: Ghofrani, M. Heterotopic ovarian splenoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/ovarynontumorheterotopicsplenoma.html. Accessed July 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Form of heterotopic splenic hamartoma consisting of red pulp tissue without associated white pulp, in otherwise normal ovary
  • Very rare
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Interanastomosing vascular channels of splenic, sinusoidal red pulp
  • Sinuses are lined by cuboidal to flattened cells with ovoid and grooved, bland looking nuclei
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Heterotopic ovarian splenoma

Positive stains
Electron microscopy description
  • Weibel-Palade bodies, lysosomes
Electron microscopy images

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Weibel-Palade body