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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 605-607

Primary epithelial splenic cyst: A rare encounter

1 Department of Pathology, Government Doon Medical College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Pooja Sharma Kala
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Government Doon Medical College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand - 248 001
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_335_19

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Splenic cysts are rare with an overall incidence of 0.07% in a large autopsy series and 0.5% among all the splenectomies done. The parasitic splenic cysts, usually caused by Echinococcus granulosus, account for 60% of all primary splenic cysts. The primary epithelial cysts account for 10% of all splenic cysts. We report a case of 30-year-old female presenting with left upper abdominal pain and heaviness. Computed tomography revealed a multiloculated cyst in spleen. Hydatid serology was negative. Total splenectomy was done. Histopathological evaluation was done and a diagnosis of primary epithelial splenic cyst was given.

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