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2013, Volume 29, Number 3, Page(s) 238-240     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2013.01171
Multiloculated Epidermoid Cyst of Spleen: A Case Report
Pelin YILDIZ1, Esra PAŞAOĞLU2, Kemal BEHZATOĞLU2, Gülben HUQ ERDEM2, Erol Rüştü BOZKURT2
1Van Devlet Hastanesi, Patoloji Bölümü, VAN, TÜRKİYE
2İstanbul Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Bölümü, İSTANBUL, TÜRKIYE
1Department of Pathology, Van State Hospital, VAN, TURKEY
2İstanbul Training and Research Hospital, İSTANBUL, TURKEY
Keywords: Spleen, Epidermoid cyst

Splenic epidermoid cyst is a rare cystic disease of spleen. Primary cysts of the spleen lined by epithelium or endothelium are usually seen in young adults. A 23-year-old woman with abdominal distension presented at the surgery outpatients of our hospital. Splenomegaly was detected on physical examination and elective surgery was performed. The multiloculated cyst was 10x6 cm on macroscopic examination and creamy material was drained. Immunohistochemical examination of the cyst lined with epithelium was Cytokeratin and CEA positive and calretinin, BerEP4, HBME-1 and F8 negative and it was reported as ‘epidermoid cyst'. We discussed the etiopathogenesis of our case in light of the theories regarding its development.

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