ID 111257
Author
Matsumoto, Sayo Oe Kyodo Hospital|The University of Tokushima
Mori, Toshifumi Oe Kyodo Hospital
Imoto, Yoshitaka Oe Kyodo Hospital
Shinomiya, Hirohiko Oe Kyodo Hospital
Wada, Satoshi Oe Kyodo Hospital
Yoshida, Sadahiro Oe Kyodo Hospital
Okazaki, Jun The University of Tokushima
Keywords
splenic cyst
CA19-9
splenectomy
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A 30-year-old female was referred to our hospital for further examination of liver dysfunction. A huge, soft mass was noted in her left upper quadrant on physical examination. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed a huge cystic tumor of 20 cm in the hilus of the spleen. Serum CA19-9 was 491 U/ml, and splenectomy was performed under suspicion of a malignant cystic tumor. The inner surface of the cyst was lined by squamous epithelial cells that were immunohistochemically positive for CA19-9. Serum CA19-9 level was normalized after the surgery. Our case of a very rare, huge epidermoid cyst of the spleen suggests that measurement of the serum CA19-9 level is useful for evaluating therapeutic efficacy of a splenic epidermoid cyst.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
62
Issue
1-2
Start Page
89
End Page
92
Sort Key
89
Published Date
2015-02
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences
University Hospital