Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Ruptured Splenic Epidermoid Cyst Mimicking a Hydatid Cyst

Talal H Al-Shareef1, Mohammad A Al-Najashi1, Abdulmajid O Al-Omran2, Abdullah Al-Zahrani1, Majed Alanazi1 and Bandar Ali1*

1Department of Surgery, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia 2Department of Health Science, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia

*Correspondance to: Bandar Ali 

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Splenic cysts are considerably rare findings, and if present they are mostly asymptomatic. However, if symptoms present, they may include epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal distention relative to the size of the cyst. Splenic cysts are classified as either primary (parasitic or non-parasitic) or secondary (traumatic/pseudocyst). Herein we present a case of a 17-year-old male patient who presented to our emergency department with an acute abdomen. Investigated and planned for urgent exploratory laparotomy with interesting intraoperative findings. A quick literature review was done, and a conclusion was made.


Splenic cyst; Abdominal pain; Rupture; Trauma; Laparotomy


Al-Shareef TH, Al-Najashi MA, Al- Omran AO, Al-Zahrani A, Alanazi M, Ali B. Ruptured Splenic Epidermoid Cyst Mimicking a Hydatid Cyst. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2188..

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