What are Spleen Cysts?

Cysts in the spleen are very rare but can be caused by trauma or infection. Occasionally they occur without any obvious cause. They can cause pain or fever if they become infected. Simple cysts can sometimes be treated with injection of a substance that causes them to scar down and go away. Others may need to be removed.

Depending on the nature of the cyst, it might be simply excised or it might require removal of part or all of the spleen. These operations can frequently be done using a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) technique but may need to be done with an open incision.

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