true splenic cysts
Thursday 20 April 2006
True splenic cysts are a relatively rare disease, and the majority of the cases are classified as splenic epidermoid cysts. They are defined by the presence of a cellular lining.
Nonparasitic cysts of the spleen are classified as primary or epithelial cysts if their inner surface has a cellular lining. Depending upon the pattern of the inner surface cell layer, the primary splenic cysts are divided into mesothelial or epidermoid subtypes.
splenic epithelial cysts
- splenic mesothelial cyst
- splenic epidermoid cyst (splenic metaplastic cyst)
Burrig KF. Epithelial (true) splenic cysts. Pathogenesis of the mesothelial and so-called epidermoid cyst of the spleen. Am J Surg Pathol. 1988 Apr;12(4):275-81. PMID: 3354753