A young man with a 12 cm cyst of the spleen

ŞENOL, Metin; ÖZDEMİR, Hakan; ÜNAL ÖZDEMİR, Zehra; ŞAHİNER, İbrahim Tayfun
May 2014
Marmara Medical Journal;May2014, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p151
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 45-year-old male patient with abdominal pain and distension. It describes the patient's condition whose laboratory examinations showed no sign for hypersplenism and were normal. However, computed tomography revealed a 12 centimeter cystic mass on the spleen and underwent total splenectomy. The patient was diagnosed with hydatid cysts which are reportedly endemic in Mediterranean countries, Southern Europe, Australia, and South America.


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