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Case Report  |   May 1992
Splenic cyst
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Case Report   |   May 1992
Splenic cyst
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 1992, Vol. 92, 661. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.5.661
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 1992, Vol. 92, 661. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.5.661
Abstract

The authors describe a patient who had a benign, secondary splenic cyst definitively diagnosed preoperatively by use of a computed tomography scan. Because it was not possible to distinguish between a primary and secondary nonparasitic cyst preoperatively, the treatment of choice was elective splenectomy. This procedure allows confirmation of the clinical diagnosis and involves low morbidity and mortality.