Epidermoid Cyst of Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen
While the occurrence of an accessory spleen is not uncommon, the development of the accessory splenic cyst in pancreas is an extremely rare lesion. To date, 19 cases of epidermoid cysts from intrapancreatic accessory spleen have been reported, with 11 of them in the English literature [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. Although all of the lesions were revealed to be cystic by radiologic tests preoperationally, the definitive diagnosis was arrived at by histologic examination and, for the most part, was unexpected preoperatively. In this report, we describe an epidermoid cyst of accessory spleen contiguous to the pancreas in a 41-year-old man and present a brief review of the literature.
KeywordsCyst Accessory spleen Intrapancreatic
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