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Retropharyngeal mass
Heather Borders, MD
over 5 years ago
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Case History

Newborn with prenatal history of left upper quadrant cyst.

Case Detail

Anatomy: Gastrointestinal
Joseph Junewick, MD FACR
Diagnostic Category: Developmental or Congenital
Created: over 7 years ago
Updated: over 7 years ago
Tags: PEDS
Modality/Study Types: US
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Reveal Findings

US – Peripheral simple splenic cyst, avascular on Doppler.

Reveal Discussion

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.

Reveal Diagnosis

Splenic Cyst

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