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dc.contributor.authorWard, E V M
dc.contributor.authorO'brien, J
dc.contributor.authorConlon, K
dc.contributor.authorTorreggiani, W C
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.
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
html.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.


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