True cysts of the spleen are rare; in a few cases, high serum levels of carbohydrate and cancer antigen have been repor- ted. In such instances, cyst resection or splenectomy is indicated to rule out malignant lesions and to remove the cancer antigen producing epithelium. We report the case of a young woman with a symptomatic giant epidermoid cyst of the spleen. Due to the secreting epithelium lining the cyst, serum levels of CA 19-9 and CA 125 were elevated. Laparoscopic splenectomy achieved symptoms relief and and long-term normalization of serum tumor markers.
|Autori:||CHIARUGI M; GALATIOTO C; BATTINI A; PANICUCCI S; LIPPOLIS P; SECCIA M|
|Titolo:||Giant epidermoid cyst of the spleen with carbohydrate and cancer antigen production managed laparoscopically|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|