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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0420102935.
Published online 2010 December 2. doi:  10.1136/bcr.04.2010.2935
PMCID: PMC3028195
Rare disease

Splenic peliosis: an incidental finding


Peliosis is a rare condition of multiple blood-filled cysts within the parenchyma of a solid organ. Splenic peliosis is an extremely rare entity, although there is often a risk of spontaneous rupture. We present a case where our otherwise fairly healthy patient presented us with a diagnosis dilemma and was then found to have splenic peliosis histologically post-splenectomy. We discuss the current available literature and emphasise the importance of awareness of such a condition.

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