Spleen
Infectious / inflammatory disorders
Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon


Topic Completed: 1 October 2012

Revised: 18 March 2019

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Definition / general
  • Abscess containing brightly eosinophilic, pseudomycotic structures composed of necrotic debris and immunoglobulin in starburst pattern
  • In U.S., usually due to Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa; in tropics, due to schistosomiasis, microfilariae, various fungi
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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A / B: abscesses with brightly eosinophilic crystalline structures in starburst pattern; C: gram stain and D: modified acid fast stain show gram positive, partially acid fast filamentous organisms, consistent with Nocardia

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