Imaging Diagnosis—Ectopic Spleen Mimicking Hepatic Tumor With Intra-Abdominal Metastases Investigated Via Triple-Phase Helical Computed Tomography In A Dog

Kutara K, Konno T, Kondo H, et al.

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2017;58:E26-E30.

A 10-year-old castrated male miniature dachshund was presented with an abdominal mass. The dog had a history of splenectomy. Triple-phase helical computed tomography was utilized, revealing a hepatic mass and multiple intra-abdominal solid masses. In triple-phase helical computed tomography the images, hepatic mass and two of four intra-abdominal masses were heterogenous in all phases. Therefore, we diagnosed a malignant hepatic tumor and presumed intra-abdominal metastases. The masses were surgically removed and were histologically composed of normal spleen tissues, findings which were consistent with ectopic spleen.