Congenital splenic cyst - a report of two cases


Sarihan H., Abes M., Yildiz K., Harova G.

SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.37, no.2, pp.45-47, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-47

Abstract

We report on two girls with large epidermoid splenic cysts. They presented with abdominal pain, fever, and non-bilious vomiting. In both cases the cyst was diagnosed by means of computer tomography and ultrasonography. One of the patients was successfully treated with partial splenectomy. In the other case percutaneous drainage was initially carried out, but this treatment was insufficient. Splenectomy was then performed.