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Management of a large splenic cyst in pregnancy – a case report

Wojciech Dąbrowski, Andrzej Szczepanik, Katarzyna Luterek, Mirosław Wielgoś, Beata Niedźwiedzka
Ginekol Pol 2012;83(11).

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Vol 83, No 11 (2012)
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Abstract

Splenic cysts in pregnancy are an extremely rare disorder and to date only seven such cases have been reported in literature. The consensus for the management of pregnant patients with splenic cysts is therefore yet to be established. A 25-year old nullipara with a large (10 cm in diameter) splenic cyst located in the upper pole and the hilum was qualified for surgery in the second trimester of pregnancy. Open total splenectomy was performed because of the central location and large diameter of the cyst. No complications were reported. The pathology report demonstrated secondary cyst (pseudocyst). The remaining antepartum course was uneventful and the patient spontaneously delivered a healthy baby at 39 weeks of pregnancy. We are of the opinion that splenic cysts should be operated on in the second trimester of pregnancy because of the risk of spontaneous rupture. Total splenectomy is a safe and effective procedure for centrally located large cysts.

Abstract

Splenic cysts in pregnancy are an extremely rare disorder and to date only seven such cases have been reported in literature. The consensus for the management of pregnant patients with splenic cysts is therefore yet to be established. A 25-year old nullipara with a large (10 cm in diameter) splenic cyst located in the upper pole and the hilum was qualified for surgery in the second trimester of pregnancy. Open total splenectomy was performed because of the central location and large diameter of the cyst. No complications were reported. The pathology report demonstrated secondary cyst (pseudocyst). The remaining antepartum course was uneventful and the patient spontaneously delivered a healthy baby at 39 weeks of pregnancy. We are of the opinion that splenic cysts should be operated on in the second trimester of pregnancy because of the risk of spontaneous rupture. Total splenectomy is a safe and effective procedure for centrally located large cysts.
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Keywords

splenic neoplasm, pregnancy, spenectomy

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Title

Management of a large splenic cyst in pregnancy – a case report

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 83, No 11 (2012)

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2012;83(11).

Keywords

splenic neoplasm
pregnancy
spenectomy

Authors

Wojciech Dąbrowski
Andrzej Szczepanik
Katarzyna Luterek
Mirosław Wielgoś
Beata Niedźwiedzka

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