Splenic cyst

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[edit] Discussion of Splenic cyst

  • True nonparasitic splenic cyst, also called congenital cyst and epidermoid cyst, is defined by the presence of an inner endotheial lining.
  • It is developmental in origin.

[edit] Differential diagnosis

  • Inflammatory (abscesses, hydatid cyst)
  • Vascular ( infarction, peliosis)
  • Posttraumatic (hematoma, false cyst)
  • Neoplastic (hemangioma, lymphangioma, lymphoma, metastasis)

[edit] Imaging Findings for Splenic cyst

[edit] US

  • Anechoic well-defined, round mass.

[edit] CT

  • CT typically shows a large, low-attenuation,unilocular mass with imperceptible walls;
  • HU are in the range of that of water.
  • No enhancement is seen after the administration of contrast material

[edit] MRI

  • Magnetic resonance (MR) images show a well-defined, round mass.

On T2-weighted images, the mass has markedly high signal intensity, a characteristic finding of a cyst.

[edit] Images

Patient #1

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

Goldminer: Splenic cyst

[edit] References for Splenic cyst

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