Güncel Patoloji Dergisi 2018, Cilt 2, Sayı 1
A Rare Splenic Lesion: Epidermoid Cyst
Duygu KAHRAMAN 1, Gülen GÜL 1, Mustafa Onur ÖZTAN 2
1 Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Bölümü, İZMİR
2 İzmir Kâtip Çelebi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İZMİR
DOI : 10.5146/jcpath.2018.22 Aim: Splenic cysts are rare and the majority are parasitic cysts. Nonparasitic cysts are divided into two categories as primary (true, epithelial) and secondary (pseudocysts, nonepithelial) according to the presence of epithelium. Epidermoid cysts with squamous epithelium are predominantly seen in children or young adults.

Case: A 12-year-old male patient presented to emergency room with a complaint of abdominal pain and splenomegaly was noticed on physical examination. A splenectomy was performed with a hydatid cyst diagnosis. Unilocular cyst with a diameter of 8 cm was observed on the cross section of the spleen. Morphological and immunohistochemical findings of the case revealed a "primary epithelial cyst in the spleen / epidermoid cyst".

Conclusion: Although splenic epithelial cysts are rare, they should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of cystic formations. Anahtar Kelimeler : Spleen, Cyst, Epithelial cyst, Primer splenic cysts