Tumour-like lesions of the spleen

Sophia A. Ma, Kossivi E. Dantey, Andrew N. Kozlov, Kumarasen Cooper

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Tumour-like lesions of the spleen are very rare lesions but can cause diagnostic confusion due to their varying morphologic patterns. These lesions behave in a benign fashion. Included in this group are hamartomas, sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation (SANT), inflammatory pseudotumors, and possibly IgG4-related disease. Clinically, these lesions are often discovered incidentally on imaging or at autopsy. However radiological and morphological findings can be misleadingly worrisome. It is therefore important to be familiar with these lesions to distinguish them from malignant lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-491
Number of pages7
JournalDiagnostic Histopathology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016


  • IgG4-related disease
  • inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour
  • inflammatory pseudotumor
  • sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation
  • spleen
  • splenic hamartoma
  • tumour-like lesions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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