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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 98-100

Complicated congenital splenic cyst: Saved by a splenunculus

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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Kokila Lakhoo
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Level 2 Children's Hospital Oxford, Headley way Oxford, OX39DU
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.79068

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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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