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Definition / general
  • Autotransplantation of splenic tissue on peritoneal surface, abdominal wall or elsewhere after rupture or splenectomy
  • Usually affects young men
  • Common; may affect 67% of those with trauma to spleen
  • May also implant within pleural cavity, lung parenchyma or brain
Case reports
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Autotransplantation spleen tissues

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Red and white pulp, resembling accessory spleen