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12X11cm septated splenic cyst in spleen. Is a total splenectomy the only option?

12X11cm septated splenic cyst in spleen. Is a total splenectomy the only option?

It depend: it really depend what kind of cyst you have knowing it is a septated and for any reason if you have been in a foreign third world country the possibility that could be a parasite cyst it will be a catastrophic if the cyst ruptured inside you the total splenectomy could be the safest route if on the other hand that not the case unroofing the cyst could be a possibility leave it to your surgeon ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Is it common for a 36y pt to have multiple bilateral renal cysts, hepatic cysts, splenic cyst, and adrenal cyst all at once? Shall i worry about mets?

Is it common for a 36y pt to have multiple bilateral renal cysts, hepatic cysts, splenic cyst, and adrenal cyst all at once? Shall i worry about mets?

Something else : Do you have a diagnosis? Family history of polycystic kidney disease? Radiologist is probably best dr to talk to as will correlate your history with specific cyst patters seen on imaging. Will also be able to recommended additional diagnostic tests & use intervention techniques to diagnose, drain & treat as needed. Apckd > hydatid cysts can do this. Confirm its adrenal cyst vs adenoma, . ...Read more

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I had a CT scan about a month ago that showed a 3.5cm cyst on my spleen. Today, I went for an ultrasound to see if the cyst had changed sizes, but I was told that the ultrasound showed no cyst. Can splenic cysts disappear this quickly?

I had a CT scan about a month ago that showed a 3.5cm cyst on my spleen. Today, I went for an ultrasound to see if the cyst had changed sizes, but I was told that the ultrasound showed no cyst. Can splenic cysts disappear this quickly?

Yes: Cysts can come and go. The other aspect to consider is that u had a CT scan first which is a 3D picture with more image details initially and for follow up an US, which is reasonable to do as they should have the initial CT can results and can correlate this with the US to make sure they have the same spot. Otherwise, if they don't, then that could be the issue. ...Read more

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Sent to ER for 105F fever, CT discovered fatty liver (non alcoholic), 18CM spleen, and 3CM splenic cyst. Cause of fever unknown, broke after 8 days (thought to be viral, fever decreased). Should I be concerned about the cyst? No known trauma prior.

Sent to ER for 105F fever, CT discovered fatty liver (non alcoholic), 18CM spleen, and 3CM splenic cyst. Cause of fever unknown, broke after 8 days (thought to be viral, fever decreased). Should I be concerned about the cyst? No known trauma prior.

Cysts and: fatty livers are common. Fatty liver occurs in about 10% of the population and higher in diabetics and heavy drinkers. Spleen cysts are rare UNLESS there has been previous trauma. It's hard to say about mononucleosis and spleen cysts. Cancers are generally solid, but have to grow unregulatedly to be cancer. Follow up imaging can determine if something is growing. Spleen cysts from infectn need bx ...Read more

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I had a chest CT and they found a few splenic varices, a cyst 1.3cm and borderline splenomegaly.What does this mean?I have a lot of pain left sideribs

I had a chest CT and they found a few splenic varices, a cyst 1.3cm and borderline splenomegaly.What does this mean?I have a lot of pain left sideribs

Splenomegaly: The pain on the lfet sideribs may be related to the splenomegaly ( enlargement of the spleen). I don't know however why you have splenic varices and why your spleen is mildly enlarged. So, this is something that you should ask your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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Mri said 8mm hyporintense lesion in the inferior aspect of the spleen is noted. Impression did not list this but it did say small t2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemaginoma worry?

Mri said 8mm hyporintense lesion in the inferior aspect of the spleen is noted. Impression did not list this but it did say small t2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemaginoma worry?

No: If the MRI wasn't ordered to stage a malignancy that you all ready have. The radiologist favors something benign. Most lesions that are distinct on radiology in the spleen are usually benign hemangiomas. The spleen is a common place for hemangiomas. There are always exceptions, so it is a good idea to follow it up over time with several more scans to make sure it doesn't grow or change. ...Read more

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Had MRI spine. Showed small T 2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemangioma. Is this concerning?

Had MRI spine. Showed small T 2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemangioma. Is this concerning?

Not at all: As long as they are small there is no significant risks. Small splenic cysts are fairly frequent findings. Hemangioma of the spleen less common than in the liver but as long as they are small cause no significant issues ...Read more