Ravi V Patel, Yugal Jain, Pradeep Sharma


Splenic cysts are very rare clinical entity. They can be classified in many types. According to one classification splenic cysts are classified as primary and secondary cyst. Primary cysts are again classified as parasitic and non-parasitic. Non parasitic is further classified as congenital and neoplastic. Congenital cysts are again classified as cystic haemangioma, cystic lymphangioma, epithelial cyst or dermoid cyst. Secondary cysts are also called as pseudo cyst or posttraumatic cyst. Here we are discussing a case of splenic cyst which was diagnosed as epithelial cyst which is a type of primary non parasitic congenital cyst. The patient presented with abdominal pain and nausea and vomiting. USG and CT scan were suggestive of cystic lesion originating from spleen with multiple septa. Patient was given pneumococcal and meningococcal vaccine 2 weeks prior and was operated for laparoscopic splenectomy.   


Epithelial cyst, Splenic cyst, Laparoscopic Splenectomy

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