Splenic Epidermoid Cyst in a Five-Year-Old Child ED07-ED09
Dr. Sumit Grover,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital,
Tagore Nagar, Ludhiana, Punjab-141001, India.
Splenic epidermoid cysts are rare non-parasitic true cysts affecting the spleen. We report a five-year-old child who presented with an abdominal lump associated with pain of 15 days. Ultrasonography of the abdomen showed a huge cystic lesion of obscure origin. At laprotomy a huge unilocular cyst involving upper part of spleen containing pultaceous fluid was seen and its removal necessitated splenectomy. Histopathological findings were consistent with splenic epidermoid cyst. Thus histopathology helped in elucidating the aetiology and diagnosis.