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Case report
Unusual pseudocyst in a wandering spleen
  1. Dinesh Manoharan1,
  2. Atin Kumar1,
  3. Asuri Krishna2 and
  4. Virinder Kumar Bansal2
  1. 1 Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  2. 2 General Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Atin Kumar, dratinkumar{at}


Pseudocysts of the spleen are rare, generally asymptomatic lesions developing secondary to trauma, infection or infarction. When symptomatic, they typically present as non-specific pain in the left hypochondrium, with or without a palpable lump on clinical examination. However, these conventions fail when they occur in a wandering spleen, making imaging critically important. This report describes an unusual case of a 50-year-old who presented with a large cystic mass in a pelvic spleen; imaging facilitated a successful splenectomy and subsequent histopathology revealed a pseudocyst in a wandering spleen.

  • Radiology (diagnostics)
  • Clinical Diagnostic Tests
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

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  • Contributors Caring for the patient and planning: DM, AtK, AsK and VKB. Conception and design; acquisition of data: DM and AtK. Interpretation: DM, AtK, AsK and VKB. Drafting of the manuscript: DM, AtK and AsK. Approved final manuscript: DM, AtK, AsK and VKB.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.