Giant mesothelial cyst of the spleen

Bela Mayvani Rachman, Fendy Matulatan, IGB Adria Hariastawa

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Primary cyst of the spleen is a very rare case with an estimate incidence of 7 in 10,000 cases. This cyst is hard to diagnose that can easily lead to misdiagnose as other cysts in the abdomen. If the cyst is larger than 5 cm, it will start symptomatic, requiring surgery. In the past, the most common procedure for this case was total splenectomies which potentially increase the microbiological risks. This report presents our experience managing a giant mesothelial cyst of the spleen which was first misdiagnosed as a mesenteric cyst. A partial splenectomy was taken as the therapy choice where this technique has advantages in preserving the function of the spleen.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102158
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • Cyst of the spleen
  • Paediatric
  • Partial splenectomy


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