OSSERVAZIONi A PROPOSITO DI UN CASO DI CISTI GIGANTE DELLA MILZA

Giuseppe Vetri, Michele Frazzetta, Sebastiano Bonventre, Matilde Todaro, Enzo Mannino, Antonio Tavormina, Benedetto Di Trapani, Dario Raimondo, Gaetano Furgiuele, Giuseppe Di Gesu', Paolo Passariello

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Abstract

The Authors, on the basis of a case of giant spleen cyst with positive tumoral markers, analyse some epidemiological and clinical aspects related to splenic non parasitic cysts. They affirm the priority of the conservative surgery, whenever possible, followed by an appropriate follow-up, although in this case their therapeutic choice was radical, due to the lack of residual parenchyma. In accordance with the data of several publications, as well as on the basis of the results obtained, the conservative approaches have been reevaluated, above all in view of the modern findings related to the function of the spleen. The conservative approach cannot be carried out in the following cases: neoplastic diseases, increase of the tumoral markers serum levels, total involvement of the splenic parenchyma by cysts.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)379-383
Number of pages5
JournalIL GIORNALE DI CHIRURGIA
Volume26
Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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