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Oversized pseudocysts of the spleen: Report of two cases: Optimal management of oversized pseudocysts of the spleen.

Galyfos G, Touloumis Z, Palogos K, Stergios K, Chalasti M, Kavouras N, Lavant L - Int J Surg Case Rep (2014)

Bottom Line: Both patients presented with symptoms, in contrast to the majority of patients with splenic cysts.Any type of spleen-sparing procedure is not easy to perform in cases of surgical and anatomical difficulty, because of recurrence and the risk of intractable bleeding from the spleen.Partial splenectomy is the recommended method for parenchymal preservation, but total splenectomy is preferred when the splenic cyst is oversized or cannot be excised with safety.

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Affiliation: Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of Chalkis, 48 Gazepi Street, Chalkis 34100, Evia, Greece. Electronic address: georgegalyfos@hotmail.com.

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Solitary, smooth outlined cyst, occupying most of the splenic parenchyma (patient B).
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fig0015: Solitary, smooth outlined cyst, occupying most of the splenic parenchyma (patient B).

Mentions: Patient B was a 39 years old female with a history of ulcerative colitis. She came to the emergency room complaining for a painful mass in her left upper abdomen. The basic laboratory tests were in this case not specific as well. The ultrasound examination showed a solitary, cystic mass of the spleen of great size (Fig. 2). The serological tests were negative for antiechinococcal antibodies. The findings of the CT control revealed a solitary, smooth outlined cyst, with signs of calcification, occupying most of the splenic parenchyma (Fig. 3). The cyst was measured 7 cm × 7 cm. The possible diagnosis, so far, was a SP of unknown origin, since there was no obvious history of infarction, infection or injury in the past.


Oversized pseudocysts of the spleen: Report of two cases: Optimal management of oversized pseudocysts of the spleen.

Galyfos G, Touloumis Z, Palogos K, Stergios K, Chalasti M, Kavouras N, Lavant L - Int J Surg Case Rep (2014)

Solitary, smooth outlined cyst, occupying most of the splenic parenchyma (patient B).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig0015: Solitary, smooth outlined cyst, occupying most of the splenic parenchyma (patient B).
Mentions: Patient B was a 39 years old female with a history of ulcerative colitis. She came to the emergency room complaining for a painful mass in her left upper abdomen. The basic laboratory tests were in this case not specific as well. The ultrasound examination showed a solitary, cystic mass of the spleen of great size (Fig. 2). The serological tests were negative for antiechinococcal antibodies. The findings of the CT control revealed a solitary, smooth outlined cyst, with signs of calcification, occupying most of the splenic parenchyma (Fig. 3). The cyst was measured 7 cm × 7 cm. The possible diagnosis, so far, was a SP of unknown origin, since there was no obvious history of infarction, infection or injury in the past.

Bottom Line: Both patients presented with symptoms, in contrast to the majority of patients with splenic cysts.Any type of spleen-sparing procedure is not easy to perform in cases of surgical and anatomical difficulty, because of recurrence and the risk of intractable bleeding from the spleen.Partial splenectomy is the recommended method for parenchymal preservation, but total splenectomy is preferred when the splenic cyst is oversized or cannot be excised with safety.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of Chalkis, 48 Gazepi Street, Chalkis 34100, Evia, Greece. Electronic address: georgegalyfos@hotmail.com.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus