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Splenic Cyst

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Anatomy: Gastrointestinal
Joseph Junewick, MD FACR
Diagnostic Category: Developmental or Congenital
Created: over 9 years ago
Updated: over 9 years ago
Tags: PEDS
Modality/Study Types: US
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Newborn with prenatal history of left upper quadrant cyst.

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Splenic Cyst


US – Peripheral simple splenic cyst, avascular on Doppler.


Splenic cysts are characterized as true or false. True cysts are epithelial lined; false cysts are the result of trauma, infection or infarction. True cysts are congenital and related to infolding of peritoneal mesothelium, trapped mesothelial cells in splenic sulci or isolated lymphatic tissue. Differential diagnosis in this age group would include cystic hamartoma, hemangioma or lymphangioma.


Dachman AH, Ros PR, Marari PJ et al. Non-parasitic splenic cysts: A report of 52 cases with radiologic-pathologic correlation. AJR (1986); 147:537-542.

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