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  • J Cytol Histol 2018, Vol 9(1): 497
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7099.1000497

Icing Sugar Spleen/Perisplenitis Cartilaginea: A Case Report

Sunil Y Swami*, Apurva A Bhure, Sandhya B Narwade and Arvind G Valand
Department of Pathology, Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Medical College, , Ambajogai, Beed, Maharashtra 431517, India
*Corresponding Author : Sunil Y Swami, Department of Pathology, Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Medical College, Ambajogai, Beed, Maharashtra 431517, India, Tel: +91-9860006075, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Dec 20, 2017 / Accepted Date: Jan 12, 2018 / Published Date: Jan 23, 2018


Spleen, being the largest organ of the mononuclear phagocytic system is involved in many systemic inflammations, generalized haematopoietic disorders as well as metabolic disorders. Perisplinitis, also known colloquially as “icing sugar spleen”, is a common autopsy finding. The capsule of the spleen becomes nodular, thickened and fibrotic and it appears as though the spleen has been dipped in white icing. Perisplenitis is seen as creamy yellow to white exudates or firm glistening “icing-like” plaques on the capsular surface, indicating active acute or regressed infection, respectively. It is usually secondary to generalised peritonitis or extension from local infection. It has been reported as part of Curtis-Fitz-Hugh syndrome or a common accompaniment to cirrhosis of the liver. Massive splenomegaly with sugar icing spleen is also seen in chronic myeloid leukemia and may be seen in sickle cell anaemia. Here we present a case of perisplinitis in a 65 years old male patient as an incidental autopsy finding.

Keywords: Perisplenitis cartilaginea; Icing sugar; Fibrous perisplinitis; Hyaline perisplinitis

Citation: Swami SY, Bhure AA, Narwade SB, Valand AG (2018) Icing Sugar Spleen/Perisplenitis Cartilaginea: A Case Report. J Cytol Histol 9: 497. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7099.1000497

Copyright: © 2018 Swami SY, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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