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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0320102810.
Published online Sep 10, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.03.2010.2810
PMCID: PMC3029520
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Mesothelial cyst of the spleen in an adult: a case report
R Vijayaraghavan,1 R Chandrashekar,1 Saraswathi Aithal,1 M V Rashmi,2 and C S Belagavi2
1Rajmahal Vilas Hospital, Sanjay Nagar, Bangalore, India
2Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, India
Correspondence to R Vijayaraghavan, wetware/at/
A young adult in her third decade presented with a 2-week history of catching left upper abdominal pain and was detected to have a cystic lesion occupying almost the entire spleen. Laparoscopic total splenectomy was carried out, and the cyst wall revealed a true mesothelial cyst with no squamous metaplasia. The various aspects of mesothelial cysts, including immunophenotyping and treatment modalities, are briefly discussed.
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