Cite this page: Mansouri, J. Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/spleenSplendoreHoeppliPhenomenon.html. Accessed July 17th, 2018.
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
- 61 year old woman with CLL for 10 years with Nocardia asteroides in spleen (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2001;125:1515)