Planted spleen fragments misdiagnosed as hepatic cancer

Yang Wang, Houxian Liu, Guochu Qin, Xiaoyan Wu, Bin Zhu


A 61-year-old man, who had hepatitis B for many years, presented for a routine abdominal examination and a liver mass was found by the routine B-mode ultrasound examination. Five years ago the patient received splenectomy for a traumatic splenic rupture and the mass was the spleen fragments which were planted in the liver, but the patient was initially misdiagnosed as liver cancer.