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.
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