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Year: 2017 | Month: January | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 52-55

Primary Epithelial Cyst of Spleen - A Case Report

Kalyani Mahore1, Hoogar M.B2, Reeta Dhar3, Atul Jain4, Evith Pereira1

1Senior Post-Graduate Students, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor, 4Assistant Professor,
Department of Pathology, MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai.

Corresponding Author: Kalyani Mahore


Introduction: Epithelial cyst of spleen is infrequent and around 800 cases found published in literature till date.
Case Report: The case being discussed here occurred in a male, 12 years, who presented with pain in left upper abdomen since one month associated with fever. Image screening studies with CT showed a hypoattenuating, well-defined intrasplenic lesion measuring 11x10x7 cm, with sharply demarcating splenic parenchyma. The patient had vague history  having some serological examination for hydatid disease which was found to be positive of IgG antibodies for hydatid disease few months back. After total splenectomy, histopathological examination of splenic cyst showed a cystic lesion lined by flattened to attenuated cuboidal cells with focal areas of sloughing of the lining epithelium at places.
Conclusion: The diagnosis of primary epithelial cyst of spleen was highly significant in the fact that hydatid cyst of spleen has serious implications for the diagnosis and outcome.

Key words: Spleen, Splenomegaly, Epithelial, uniloculated, cyst

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