Unusual long-term complications of a splenic cyst.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207918
Title:
Unusual long-term complications of a splenic cyst.
Authors:
Ward, E V M; O'brien, J; Conlon, K; Torreggiani, W C
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
JBR-BTR. 2010 Jan-Feb;93(1):7-9.
Journal:
JBR-BTR : organe de la Societe royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de , Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207918
PubMed ID:
20397426
Abstract:
Splenic cysts are relatively uncommon, and are usually asymptomatic. They are benign, typically treated conservatively and followed up with ultrasound examination, with few reported complications. We report a case of a simple splenic cyst that was followed up on imaging over a seven-year period. During that time, the cyst gradually enlarged from 5 cm to 12 cm in diameter, however the patient remained asymptomatic. After seven years, the patient was admitted with abdominal pain and a pelvic mass. The spleen was located within the pelvis, which was felt to be due to the weight of the cyst which caused the spleen to migrate out of its normal position. This case illustrates an extremely unusual complication, and suggests that while most splenic cysts may be managed conservatively, enlarging cysts may be prone to gravitational effects and prophylactic treatment should be considered.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Abdominal Pain/*etiology/surgery; Adolescent; Cysts/*complications/surgery; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods; Spleen/pathology/radiography/ultrasonography; Splenectomy; Splenic Diseases/*complications/surgery; Time; Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
0302-7430 (Print); 0302-7430 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWard, E V Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'brien, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConlon, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorTorreggiani, W Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:50:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:50:05Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:50:05Z-
dc.identifier.citationJBR-BTR. 2010 Jan-Feb;93(1):7-9.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0302-7430 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0302-7430 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20397426en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207918-
dc.description.abstractSplenic cysts are relatively uncommon, and are usually asymptomatic. They are benign, typically treated conservatively and followed up with ultrasound examination, with few reported complications. We report a case of a simple splenic cyst that was followed up on imaging over a seven-year period. During that time, the cyst gradually enlarged from 5 cm to 12 cm in diameter, however the patient remained asymptomatic. After seven years, the patient was admitted with abdominal pain and a pelvic mass. The spleen was located within the pelvis, which was felt to be due to the weight of the cyst which caused the spleen to migrate out of its normal position. This case illustrates an extremely unusual complication, and suggests that while most splenic cysts may be managed conservatively, enlarging cysts may be prone to gravitational effects and prophylactic treatment should be considered.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Pain/*etiology/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshCysts/*complications/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging/methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshSpleen/pathology/radiography/ultrasonographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshSplenectomyen_GB
dc.subject.meshSplenic Diseases/*complications/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshTimeen_GB
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed/methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_GB
dc.titleUnusual long-term complications of a splenic cyst.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiology, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJBR-BTR : organe de la Societe royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de , Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)en_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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