Massive Splenic Pseudocysts : Report of 2 cases

Challa, VR and Swamyvelu, K and Goud, GY and Rangappa, P (2012) Massive Splenic Pseudocysts : Report of 2 cases. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Splenic cysts can be classified as parasitic and nonparasitic. Non parasitic cysts can be further divided into true and pseudocysts. Pseudocysts of spleen does not contain an epithelial lining. Pseudocysts of spleen are usually post traumatic and they rarely grow to a large size and most of them are asymptomatic. It can be confused with cystic lesions of spleen or pancreas or from the surrounding structures. These cases require exploration and is both diagnostic and therapeutic. Conservative measures to preserve spleen can be considered only in presence of expertise and if remnant functional splenic parenchyma is more than 25 %. Here we present two cases of giant pseudocysts who were confused with malignancy and referred to our centre and were later found to be pseudocysts of spleen. We would like to report these cases as they are rare and as diagnostic dilemmas.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Splenic pseudocysts; Splenic cysts; Splenectomy.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8923
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:08
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:08

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