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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-16

Large primary splenic cyst: A laparoscopic technique


Department of Surgery, Professorial Surgical Unit, Trinity College Dublin and Adelaide, Meath and National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24

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K C Conlon
Department of Surgery, Professorial Surgical Unit, Trinity College Dublin and Adelaide, Meath and National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.51315

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Splenic cysts are rare lesions with around 800 cases reported in the world literature. Traditionally splenectomy was the treatment of choice. However, with the recognition of the important immunological function of the spleen, new techniques to preserve splenic function have been developed. This case emphasizes that in selected cases splenic preservation is appropriate.






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