Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Tevfik Eker1, Akın Fırat Kocaay1, Yusuf Sevim2, Atıl Çakmak1

1Department of General Surgery, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Clinic of General Surgery, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey


Hamartoma is a rare benign tumor of the spleen. It is often asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally. In this study, we report the case of a 51-year-old female patient who was admitted to our department for intermittent epigastric pain since the last 6 months and left upper quadrant fullness. She was diagnosed with splenic hamartoma histopathologically after splenectomy. Although splenic hamartoma is very rare, it must be included in the differential diagnosis of splenic mass-forming lesions.

Keywords: Splenic mass, hamartoma, splenectomy

Cite this paper as: Eker T, Kocaay AF, Sevim Y, Çakmak A. Splenic hamartoma is a rare cause of abdominal pain: Case report and literature review. Turk J Surg 2017; 33: 294-295.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - T.E.; Design - T.E.; Supervision - A.Ç.; Materials - A.Ç.; Data Collection and/or Processing - A.F.K.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - Y.S.; Literature Review - T.E.; Writer - T.E.; Critical Review - Y.S.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.