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Epidermoid cyst of the spleen successfully treated by marsupialization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3829567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nonparasitic splenic cysts, although rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of persistent vague upper abdominal pain in children and young adults. These cysts, which are less common than traumatic pseudocysts, include hemangiomas, dermoids, lymphangiomas, and, as in the present case, epidermoid variants. Ultrasound is diagnostic. The pathogenesis of these lesions remains obscure. While some continue to advocate splenectomy as definitive treatment, an operation with splenic salvage should be possible, even in centrally located lesions.
C A Sullivan; S H Konefal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-29     Completed Date:  1987-04-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Epidermal Cyst / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Splenic Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*

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