Unusual long-term complications of a splenic cyst.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251858
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:
Unusual long-term complications of a splenic cyst., 93 (1):7-9 JBR-BTR
Publisher:
JBR-BTR : organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)
Journal:
JBR-BTR : organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251858
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.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Abdominal Pain; Adolescent; Cysts; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Spleen; Splenectomy; Splenic Diseases; Time; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
0302-7430

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.accessioned2012-11-12T16:27:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-12T16:27:19Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationUnusual long-term complications of a splenic cyst., 93 (1):7-9 JBR-BTRen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0302-7430-
dc.identifier.pmid20397426-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/251858-
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.isoenen
dc.publisherJBR-BTR : organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to JBR-BTR : organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)en_GB
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Pain-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshCysts-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studies-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshSpleen-
dc.subject.meshSplenectomy-
dc.subject.meshSplenic Diseases-
dc.subject.meshTime-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcome-
dc.titleUnusual long-term complications of a splenic cyst.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiology, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJBR-BTR : organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)en_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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