Laparoscopic splenic cystectomy: A case report

Pieter A. Seshadri, Dan Poenaru, Adrian Park

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Congenital epidermoid splenic cysts are very rare. They are known to become symptomatic as a consequence of enlargement, hemorrhage, rupture, or infection. Recent options in the treatment of splenic cysts have included percutaneous drainage, partial splenectomy, or open splenic cystectomy. The authors present the first report of a pediatric patient with a large epidermoid cyst of the spleen treated by laparoscopic partial cyst excision and omental packing. Follow-up at 1 year confirms no recurrence. Laparoscopy provides a minimal access method of obtaining pathological confirmation of diagnosis, reduction of cyst complications, and a short hospital stay, while preserving splenic function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1439-1440
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Laparoscopy
  • Spleen
  • Splenic epidermoid cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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