Fetal splenic cyst
Primigravida for anomaly scan. 21 weeks of amenorrhoea. No complaints.
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There is a well-defined, anechoic, round cyst ( about 2.7 x 2.6 x 2.6 mm ) in the interpole region of spleen. Rest of the spleen shows normal echopattern.
Rest of the anomaly scan was normal. Fetal growth corresponded to the period of amenorrhea.
Ultrasound findings favor an isolated simple cyst in the spleen at fetal maturity of about 21 weeks. Such cysts are considered to be a rare but benign lesion. Follow up scans should be done in the third trimester and postnatal period to check the change in size.
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