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J Korean Surg Soc. 2011 Jun;80(Suppl 1):S59-S62. English. Case Report.
Kim KH , Lee S , Youn SH , Lee MR , Kim MC , Rha SH , Jung GJ .
Department of Surgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Primary splenic tumors are rare and mainly found incidentally on radiologic studies. Among them, sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation (SANT) of the spleen is a new entity defined as a benign pathologic lesion. Most SANTs have no clinical symptoms and are occasionally accompanied by other splenic diseases such as malignancies. So, the exact diagnosis of the nature of the splenic tumor is mandatory for further treatment. But, preoperative diagnosis is not easy since it is difficult to obtain the tissue from the spleen for pathological study. Recently, laparoscopic splenectomy has become the more standard procedure for the spleen for diagnosis and treatment. Here, we report a rare case of SANT diagnosed following laparoscopic splenectomy.

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