Splenic epidermoid cyst

Case contributed by Muneesh Sharma


Vague upper abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.



A lobulated splenic lesion with rim calcification and internal round calcifications.

Case Discussion

Epidermoid cysts of the spleen are rare comprising <10% of benign, nonparasitic splenic cysts. The patients usually have vague, non-specific symptoms possibly related to the size of the mass. This was an incidental finding found on contrast-enhanced  CT virtual colonoscopy performed for abdominal pain.

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