Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2010, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (3): 189-192.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(10)60047-8

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Laparoscopic Partial Splenectomy for Giant Hemangioma Misdiagnosed as Splenic Cyst: a Case Report

Jin Wang, Jian-chun Yu*, Wei-ming Kang, and Zhi-qiang Ma   

  1. Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2010-06-17 Online:2010-09-20 Published:2010-09-20
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Abstract: ALTHOUGH unusual, hemangioma is the most common type of primary splenic neoplasm.1 Usually, splenic hemangioma appears as solid mass, but sometimes it presents cystic component as well, which is difficult to discriminate from some other lesions, such as abscess, simple cyst, parasitic cyst, and lymphangioma.2 Preoperative diagnosis of splenic hemangioma mainly depends on imaging study (e.g. ultra- sonography, CT, MRI). As the laparoscopic technique develops, laparoscopic splenectomy is becoming the standard treatment for benign tumor of the spleen. Compared with that procedure, laparoscopic partial splenectomy (LPS) has some unique advantages except for higher requirements for surgical skills. We described in this report a successful LPS in a patient who was misdiagnosed as splenic cyst initially.

Key words: splenic hemangioma, splenic cyst, laparoscopic partial splenectomy, misdiagnosis

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