Laparoscopic splenopexy and cystectomy for an enlarged wandering spleen and splenic cyst.
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 of pediatric surgery
Adolescent; Cysts; Diagnosis, Differential; Female; Humans; Laparoscopy; Splenic Diseases; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Wandering Spleen
Spenic Diseases; Wandering spleen
Upadhyaya, P., St Peter, S. D., Holcomb, G. W. Laparoscopic splenopexy and cystectomy for an enlarged wandering spleen and splenic cyst. Journal of pediatric surgery 42, 23-27 (2007).