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Percutaneous Treatment of Congenital Splenic Cysts: Drainage and Sclerotherapy with Polidocanol

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Congenital “true” splenic cysts are rare lesions. Therapeutic methods for the management of these lesions have been based on preserving splenic function due to the immunologic role of spleen. We report three different cases of congenital splenic cysts treated by percutaneous drainage and polidocanol sclerotherapy. This less invasive treatment appears to be safe and effective after 6 to 36 months of follow-up.

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Goktay, A.Y., Secil, M., Ozcan, M.A. et al. Percutaneous Treatment of Congenital Splenic Cysts: Drainage and Sclerotherapy with Polidocanol. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 29, 469–472 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00270-004-0194-2

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