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A 12-year-old girl presented with a large congenital splenic cyst complicated by Salmonella organisms. After failure of conservative management and percutaneous drainage, a splenectomy was performed. An incidental splenunculus was preserved. On follow up the splenunculus had increased to normal splenic size and there was no evidence of Howell-Jolly bodies, suggesting normal splenic function.

Original publication

DOI

10.4103/0189-6725.79068

Type

Journal article

Journal

Afr J Paediatr Surg

Publication Date

01/2011

Volume

8

Pages

98 - 100

Keywords

Anti-Bacterial Agents, Child, Cysts, Female, Humans, Incidental Findings, Laparotomy, Salmonella Infections, Salmonella enteritidis, Splenectomy, Splenic Diseases, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Treatment Outcome, Ultrasonography