Title

Laparoscopic excision of a giant splenic vascular tumor.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2012

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2012.03.054

Abstract

The splenic vascular tumor referred to as a hemangioma is rare and typically presents as a small asymptomatic lesion. We report a case of a giant splenic cyst in a 13-year-old boy with abdominal distension. He underwent laparoscopic excision of the splenic cyst without complication. Pathology revealed a vascular tumor. At 15 months of follow-up, he continued to be asymptomatic, and abdominal ultrasound showed no recurrence of his disease. Laparoscopic excision of giant splenic cysts is a viable option in children, allowing for preservation of normal splenic tissue.

Journal Title

Journal of pediatric surgery

Volume

47

Issue

7

First Page

21

Last Page

23

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Hemangioma; Humans; Laparoscopy; Male; Splenectomy; Splenic Neoplasms

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