Giant splenic pseudocyst, a rare aetiology of abdominal tumor: a case report
Introduction: Splenic pseudocysts are nonparasitic cyst without epithelial lining. We report this case especially by
its way of revelation, its large size and its per operative presentation which needed total splenectomy. To this
opportunity, we discuss the diagnostic procedure and therapeutic indications.
Case presentation: A twenty-year old Senegalese woman, was admitted with a three-month history of
spontaneous abdominal mass associated with a pain. Ultrasonography and CT scan found the giant splenic
pseudocyst with a diameter of 20 cm which needed a total splenectomy by median laparotomy.
Conclusion: Usually, symptomless splenic cysts are untreated. When surgical treatment is indicated,
recommendations are to preserve splenic parenchyma by partial splenectomy or fenestration especially by
laparoscopy. Total splenectomy retains some guidance.
Auteur(s) : M. CISSE, I. KONATE, O. KA, M. DIENG, A. DIA, C.T. TOURE
Pages : 1-2
Année de publication : 2010
Revue : Cases Journal
N° de volume : volume 3 numéro 16
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : KA Ousmane