Spleen-Preserving Surgery in Treatment of Large Mesothelial Splenic Cyst in Children - A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Keywords:Mesothelial splenic cysts, spleen preservation, children
The nonparasitic primary splenic cysts are very rare clinical entity. In the past, splenectomy was the treatment of choice but with the recognition of the spleen’s important immunological function, spleen-preserving surgery is the preferred treatment modality. We hereby present a case of a large splenic mesothelial cyst and its treatment with preservation of the remaining splenic parenchyma. Our case shows that spleen-preserving surgery in treatment of the large splenic cysts is possible and safe procedure with maintenance of the splenic function.