AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, Professorial Surgical Unit, Trinity College Dublin and Adelaide, Meath and National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
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CitationLarge primary splenic cyst: A laparoscopic technique. 2009, 5 (1):14-16 J Minim Access Surg
PublisherJournal of minimal access surgery
JournalJournal of minimal access surgery
AbstractSplenic cysts are rare lesions with around 800 cases reported in the world literature. Traditionally splenectomy was the treatment of choice. However, with the recognition of the important immunological function of the spleen, new techniques to preserve splenic function have been developed. This case emphasizes that in selected cases splenic preservation is appropriate.