• Vol. 27 No. 5, 710–711
  • 15 September 1998

Pelvic Spleen Masquerading as an Ovarian Neoplasm



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A case of a 53-year-old perimenopausal woman who presented with an 18-month history of irregular vaginal bleeding is reported. Vaginal ultrasonography revealed a 10 × 7 cm pelvic mass with an increased blood flow. Her serum CA125 was within the normal range. At laparotomy a normal spleen was found within the pelvic cavity.

A 53-year-old Caucasian woman, a receptionist in a general practice, was referred to the gynaecology outpatient clinic with an 18-month history of heavy, irregular menses and a pelvic mass on an abdominal ultrasound arranged by her General Practitioner (GP). She was otherwise asymptomatic.

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