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Complicated congenital splenic cyst: Saved by a splenunculus

Author(s): Karia Nina | Lakhoo Kokila

Journal: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery
ISSN 0189-6725

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 98;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Salmonella | splenectomy | splenic cyst | splenunculus

A 12-year-old girl presented with a large congenital splenic cyst complicated by Salmonella organisms. After failure of conservative management and percutaneous drainage, a splenectomy was performed. An incidental splenunculus was preserved. On follow up the splenunculus had increased to normal splenic size and there was no evidence of Howell-Jolly bodies, suggesting normal splenic function.
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