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Asymptomatic multinodular splenoma (splenic hamartoma) in a child with sickle cell anemia

Authors Elenga N, Labbé S, Leduc N, Sika A, Cuadro E, Long L, Njuieyon F, Kom-Tchameni R, Basset T

Received 28 October 2016

Accepted for publication 21 February 2017

Published 12 July 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 233—236


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Narcisse Elenga,1 Sylvain Labbé,2 Nicolas Leduc,2 Anicet Sika,1 Emma Cuadro,1 Laurence Long,1 Falucar Njuieyon,1 Rémi Kom-Tchameni,1 Thierry Basset1

1Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Medicine and Surgery, 2Pathological Anatomy Department, Cayenne Hospital, Cayenne Cedex, French Guiana

Abstract: Splenoma is a rare and benign malformation usually fortuitously diagnosed during imaging, surgery or, unfortunately, at autopsy. Although splenoma was first described in 1861, its association with hematological pathology is a very unusual condition in children. We report the case of an asymptomatic splenoma in an 8-year-old boy with sickle cell anemia, whose diagnosis was confirmed after conventional splenectomy.

Keywords: multinodular splenoma, child, sickle cell anemia, conventional splenectomy

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