BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.06.2009.1953
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The wandering splenunculus: a diagnostic dilemma

  1. Gráinne M Murphy1,
  2. Simon Rajendran2,
  3. Adrian Ireland2,
  4. Deirdre O’Hanlon2,
  5. Michael Murphy3
  1. 1
    Cork University Hospital, Radiology, Wilton, Cork, Ireland
  2. 2
    South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Surgery, Old Blackrock Road, Cork, Ireland
  3. 3
    South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Radiology, Old Blackrock Road, Cork, Ireland
  1. Simon Rajendran, simonrajendran{at}
  • Published 10 August 2009

A 63-year-old man with a history of radical prostatectomy for prostate carcinoma was diagnosed as having synchronous rectosigmoid adenocarcinoma and ileal carcinoid. He underwent a sigmoid colectomy, right hemicolectomy and defunctioning ileostomy, which was successfully reversed 1 month later.

On a follow-up CT scan at 6 months, a 9 mm soft tissue density nodule was identified in …

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