Sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation (SANT) of the spleen: A rare cause of acute abdomen

Rommel Ojeda, Gabriel A. Molina, Galo E. Jiménez, Hernán González, Johanna C. Pinto, Andres Jiménez, Flor M. Leon

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Sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation (SANT) of the spleen is an extremely rare benign lesion. It originates from the spleen's red pulp; however, its pathogenesis is not clearly defined. These tumors are usually asymptomatic or cause nonspecific abdominal symptoms. Most SANTs are found incidentally on radiographic examination or during surgery for an unrelated condition. The differential diagnosis from other splenic tumors or malignant lesions can be challenging due to the risk for a possible malignancy of the suspicious lesion. As more SANTs are being discovered and treated, they should always be considered in the differential. We present the case of an otherwise healthy 30-year-old female; she presented with abdominal pain and a mass in her spleen. Surgery was performed, and an SANT was discovered. The patient underwent full recovery, and on follow-up is doing well.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículorjab126
PublicaciónJournal of Surgical Case Reports
EstadoPublicada - 1 abr. 2021
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