Splenic hemangiopericytoma and serosal cavernous hemangiomatosis of the adjacent colon

Yilmazlar T., Kirdak T., YERCİ Ö., BALABAN ADIM Ş., Kanat O., Manavoglu O.

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.11, no.26, pp.4111-4113, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 26
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i26.4111
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4111-4113
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A healthy 31-years-old man presented with a three-year history of abdominal discomfort. Radiological examinations revealed multifocal tumoral lesions in the spleen. The patient underwent splenectomy for differantial diagnosis and treatment. During the operation, in addition to the splenic masses, there were also multiple milimetric purpuric-like lesions on the colonic serosal surfaces adjacent to the splenic hilus. One of them was excised. Histologic examination showed hemangiopericytoma of the spleen and cavernous hemangioma of the adjacent colon. This is the first report showing the close association of these two distinct lesions with vascular origin in the literature. Despite not having any apparent evidence, there may be a sequential relationship between the hemangiopericytoma of the spleen and cavernous hemangiomas. (C) 2005 The WJG Press and Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.