Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 April 2013, last major update October 2012
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- 75% of nonparasitic splenic cysts
- Usually due to trauma; some may be epithelial cysts with denuded epithelial lining
- Usually solitary, asymptomatic
- Wall composed of dense fibrous tissue without an epithelial lining, often calcified
- Often contains blood and necrotic debris
- Rupture may cause massive hemoperitoneum
End of Spleen > Cysts > Pseudocyst
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