Kyste épidermoïde de la rate chez un nouveau-né. Diagnostic anténatal et splénectomie partielle.

Translated title of the contribution: Epidermoid cyst of the spleen in a newborn infant. Prenatal diagnosis and partial splenectomy

G. Todde, P. Bagolan, G. Fariello, S. Malena, F. Ferro, G. Mosiello, A. Alessandri

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Abstract

Non parasitic splenic cysts are an uncommon clinical and pathologic entities, out of these, epitelias splenic cysts (ESC) occurred in 10% of cases. Until recently the treatment of choice for the large ESC consisted of splenectomy. Splenic preservation, for avoiding risks of sepsis, is a modern concept uniformly accepted for treating childhood splenic injury and benign pathology. The Authors report a case of prenatal diagnosis of large left upper quadrant mass that was apparent at Ultrasonography (US) at 32th week of gestational age. Laparotomy at 3rd day of life: a large cyst splenic mass was found (7 x 7 cm), it was situated all in lower pole. Partial splenectomy was performed; cysts were not found in other organs. Histology of specimen: ESC. The postoperative course was uneventful. Postoperative (6 months) Scintigraphy demonstrated the good vascularization of the spleen.

Translated title of the contributionEpidermoid cyst of the spleen in a newborn infant. Prenatal diagnosis and partial splenectomy
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)172-174
Number of pages3
JournalChirurgie Pediatrique
Volume30
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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