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Rare disease
Pseudocyst of the spleen caused by tuberculosis: a rare entity
  1. Sudhir Kumar Jain,
  2. R C M Kaza,
  3. Anubhav Vindal
  1. Maulana Azad Medical College,Department of Surgery, B.S.Zafar Marg, Delhi, 110002, India
  1. sudhirkumar11{at}


Splenic cysts can be primary or secondary, depending upon the aetiology and pathology. Secondary cysts can be of inflammatory, infective, degenerative or traumatic aetiology. Splenic cysts can be true (lined by epithelium) or secondary (pseudocyst, not lined by epithelium). True splenic cysts are mainly congenital and pseudocysts are mainly traumatic in origin. Pseudocyst of the spleen due to tuberculosis is extremely rare .We report one such case of pseudocyst of the spleen caused by tuberculosis together with a relevant review of literature. Our case probably represents the first reported case of tubercular pseudocyst of the spleen.

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