Massive splenomegaly in sarcoidosis

James Fordice, Tony Katras, Robert E. Jackson, Philip T. Cagle, Daniel Jackson, Henry Zaleski, P. J. Asimacopoulos

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We have presented a case of massive splenomegaly. Our patient was initially thought to have lymphoma, but at operation she was found to have sarcoidosis with splenic involvement. At 2250 g, the spleen was one of the largest recorded in the literature on sarcoidosis. Although the spleen is frequently involved in sarcoidosis, a review of 6074 cases showed that the incidence of actual splenomegaly is only 10%. In 628 of these cases the authors described various degrees of splenomegaly, but the incidence of massive splenomegaly was only 3%. We conclude that sarcoidosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis of splenomegaly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-778
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1992

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