Inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen: a case report and review of the literature

Ann Hematol. 1999 Dec;78(12):560-3. doi: 10.1007/s002770050559.


Inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen is a benign tumorous lesion of unknown etiology and pathogenesis that has been described in only a few cases in the literature. Recognition of this rare entity is important, as the clinical manifestations and imaging features could be indistinguishable from a lymphoproliferative disorder or another malignancy of the spleen. We report a new case and review the clinical presentation, laboratory findings, pathological and immunohistochemical studies, treatment, and prognosis of the previously reported cases of inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Granuloma, Plasma Cell / etiology*
  • Granuloma, Plasma Cell / pathology
  • Granuloma, Plasma Cell / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Splenic Diseases / etiology*
  • Splenic Diseases / pathology
  • Splenic Diseases / therapy