PMID: 589522Nov 1, 1977

Epidermoid cysts of the spleen

Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien De Chirurgie
S LanP Madarnas


The authors report three cases of epidermoid cyst of the spleen. A squamous cell lining was found in all three. One patient had a history of antecedent trauma, and in the surgical specimen the gross and histologic features were compatiible with splenic damage. No hematologic alteration was recognized on presentation. Angiography and spleen scanning were valuable aids in the diagnosis. All three patients were well 1 year after operation.

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