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Laparoscopic splenectomy for large infected cyst

D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2012;12(12). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3826

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A young lady was admitted for acute pain in the left hypochondrium. She has no significant past medical history, and no trauma. Imaging studies demonstrated the presence of a heterogeneous splenic cyst of 17cm in diameter. The diagnosis of hemorrhagic cyst with potential infection was established and the patient was scheduled for a laparoscopic splenectomy.