Author: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 March 2018, last major update October 2012

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PubMed Search: Pseudocyst[TI] spleen

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Mansouri, J. Pseudocyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/spleenpseudocysts.html. Accessed August 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • 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