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Laparoscopic splenectomy for splenic cyst

D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS G Sojod, MD SB Garapati, MS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2016;16(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4753

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This is the case of a patient admitted to hospital for a sensation of lump in the left hypochondrium, which has been progressing for one week. The patient also reported a left hypochondrium pain. On clinical exam, a left hypochondrium sensitivity was observed and there was no sign of peritoneal irritation. An abdominopelvic CT-scan showed a voluminous splenic cyst of congenital origin (either an epidermoid cyst or a mesothelial cyst). Laparoscopic splenectomy is performed under general anesthesia. Pathological findings showed the presence of a multilocular epithelial cyst.