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Splenic pseudocyst associated with hypersplenism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7258175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with hypersplenism, who was found to have a splenic pseudocyst containing an organized hematoma, is described. There are only two patients with splenic pseudocyst and hypersplenism and an additional two patients with splenic cysts and hypersplenism reported in the world literature. The hypersplenism associated with splenic cysts and pseudocysts is explained on the basis of an expansion of the plasma volume and the total blood volume, an increased destruction of red blood cells and a pooling of blood in the enlarged spleen. The combined use of ultrasonography and computerized tomography has increased the accuracy of noninvasive diagnosis and made more invasive examinations unnecessary. When the ultrasound is technically unsuccessful or when it shows a mixed echo pattern, one should resort to computerized tomography with which it is possible, almost invariably, to differentiate between cysts and neoplasms.
Y Janin; R Strauss; S Katz; N Platt; I Katzka; L Wise
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-22     Completed Date:  1981-09-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cysts / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Hematoma / complications*,  diagnosis
Hypersplenism / complications*,  diagnosis
Splenic Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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