In order to prove that the patient really had a splenosis with two masses with ectopic splenic tissue in the right flank after a splenic rupture, an isotope study was performed in a university hospital elswhere. The isotope study showed two small structures with functional splenic tissue at the site of the two lesions
Diagnosis Splenosis with ectopic splenic tissue after a splenic rupture.
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