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A 14-year girl with abdominal pain: case report of splenic cyst

Pantea Tajik, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Zeinab Pourzahabi




The spleen cyst is a rare and often incidental finding that can be primary or secondary, parasitic or non-parasitic. Based on the size of the cyst, the patient may experience symptoms and plan of treatment based on size and symptoms will be done. Our patient was a 14 years old girl who had two years of vague abdominal pain and was referred to our hospital with severe abdominal pain. In the CT scan, three large cysts were observed in the spleen; another surgical consultation was done and recommendation for splenectomy was made. The patient became hydrated and treated with ceftriaxone and metronidazole.

Keywords: Children, Splenic cyst, Pain, Case report.

(Please cite as: Tajik P, Goudarzian AH, Pourzahabi Z. A 14-year girl with abdominal pain: case report of splenic cyst. Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench 2019;12(3):260-262).


Children, Splenic cyst, Pain, Case report.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/ghfbb.v12i3.1495