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2015 | 28 | 4 | 247-249
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Littoral cell angioma mimicking metastatic tumors

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Littoral cell angioma is a rare primary, vascular tumor thought to originate from the endothelial cells lining the sinuses of the splenic red pulp (the “littoral cells”). It is a benign, usually asymptomatic lesion diagnosed incidentally. Ultrasound and tomography appearance is not characteristic and histopathological examination is required. This work provides a case-study of littoral cell angioma which was seen in a 55-year-old female who complained of non-specific upper abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed multiple hypo-attenuated splenic lesions suggestive for metastasis. A splenectomy was performed and routine microscopic examination supported by immunohistochemistry reactions with CD68, CD34 and CD31 showed littoral cell angioma.
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28
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4
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247-249
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published
1 - 12 - 2015
accepted
3 - 11 - 2015
online
30 - 12 - 2015
received
5 - 10 - 2015
Contributors
  • Chair and Department of Clinical Pathology, Medical University of Lublin, 8b Jaczewskiego, 20-090 Lublin, Poland
  • Chair and Department of Clinical Pathology, Medical University of Lublin, 8b Jaczewskiego, 20-090 Lublin, Poland, anna.ostrowska@umlub.pl
  • Chair and Department of Clinical Pathology, Medical University of Lublin, 8b Jaczewskiego, 20-090 Lublin, Poland
  • Chair and Department of General and Transplant Surgery and Nutritional Treatment, Medical University of Lublin, 8 Jaczewskiego, 20-954 Lublin, Poland
  • Chair and Department of Human Anatomy, Medical University of Lublin, 4 Jaczewskiego, 20-090 Lublin, Poland
  • 1st Department of Radiology, Medical University of Lublin, 8 Jaczewskiego, 20-954 Lublin, Poland
  • Chair and Department of Human Anatomy, Medical University of Lublin, 4 Jaczewskiego, 20-090 Lublin, Poland
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_1515_cipms-2015-0081
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