Title

Laparoscopic splenopexy and cystectomy for an enlarged wandering spleen and splenic cyst.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2007

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2007.03.001

Abstract

Wandering spleen is an uncommon condition, which can present emergently in children. Similarly, nonparasitic splenic cysts are also rarely encountered. In this report, we describe a massive wandering spleen (22 cm in longitudinal dimension) with a pseudocyst (4.6 x 2 cm) in the inferior pole in an asymptomatic 16-year-old adolescent. Only 4 similar cases have been reported in the literature; 2 of them have been in the pediatric age group. These 2 conditions were diagnosed while she was being evaluated for dysmenorrhea, and she was referred for surgical consultation. The cyst was excised laparoscopically, and the spleen was placed into an extraperitoneal pouch. To date, there are no other reports describing laparoscopic cystectomy and splenopexy in a teenager.

Journal Title

Journal of pediatric surgery

Volume

42

Issue

5

First Page

23

Last Page

27

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Cysts; Diagnosis, Differential; Female; Humans; Laparoscopy; Splenic Diseases; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Wandering Spleen

Keywords

Teenager

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