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splenopancreatic field anomalies

Tuesday 22 May 2007

Types

- splenopancreatic fusion
- ectopic splenic tissue in the cauda pancreatis

  • ectopic pancreatic tissue in the spleen or accessory spleen
  • fusion of the cauda pancreatis and splenic hilum

Etiology

- trisomy 13

Associations

- trisomy 21
- osteocraniostenosis syndrome
- isolated congenital heart defect
- oligohydramnios sequence and prune belly syndrome

References

- Peres LC, Barbosa GH, Careta RS, Nassif CM, de Pina-Neto JM, Giuliani LR, Martinhago CD, Gomy I. Splenopancreatic field abnormality is not unique to trisomy 13. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2004 Jan-Feb;7(1):91-4. PMID: 15255041