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Caspian J Intern Med 2016, 7(3): 217-221 Back to browse issues page
Splenic cysts: Analysis of 16 cases
Hamed Golmohammadzadeh, Ghodratollah Maddah *, Yavar Shams hojjati, Abbas Abdollahi, Hossein Shabahang
Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive surgery Research center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IRAN , maddahgh@mums.ac.ir
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Background: Splenic cysts are known as rare clinical encounter. Classifying into primary (true) and secondary cysts (pseudocysts), true cysts contain cellular epithelial lining and subdivided into parasitic and non-parasitic cysts. This study aimed to determine the outcome of treatment in patients with splenic cyst.

Methods: All patients with splenic cyst who had been treated in Department of General Surgery of Ghaem and Omid teaching hospitals over a 24-year period were identified. The medical records of these 16 patients were reviewed.

Results: The study patients included 11 females (68.75%) and 5 males (31.25%) with average age of 39.8 years. Fifteen cases had true cyst including 11 parasitic cysts (hydatid) and only one pseudocyst. 37.5% of the splenic cysts had coexistent cysts in liver, pelvis, omentum and paracolic regions. Nine patients underwent total splenectomy and 5 cases partial splenectomy and 2 remaining cases received conservative medical treatment. The size of the cysts varied from 6 to 25 centimeter with average size of 14.3 centimeter. All patients with hydatid cysts received albendazole postoperative medical treatment with albendazole for 6 months. All patients recovered after treatment.

Conclusion: Open splenectomy whether total or partial is effective and safe in patients with splenec cysts with or without hydatidosis. The outcome of treatment is good without recurrences.

Keywords: splenic cysts, Open splenectomy, management
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Type of Study: Case Series | Subject: Surgery
Received: 2015/09/27 | Accepted: 2016/04/19 | Published: 2016/06/8
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Golmohammadzadeh H, Maddah G, shams hojjati Y, Abdollahi A, Shabahang H. Splenic cysts: Analysis of 16 cases. Caspian J Intern Med. 2016; 7 (3) :217-221
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