Case Report
Copyright ©2005 Baishideng Publishing Group Inc.
World J Gastroenterol. Nov 21, 2005; 11(43): 6884-6887
Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6884
Figure 1
Figure 1 Plain abdominal CT scan showing the splenic localization of a large cyst displacing the remaining splenic parenchyma, the so-called “beak-sign”.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Laparoscopic view of the cyst. Most parts of the cyst are covered with a thin layer of splenic tissue; only a small portion in the upper pole of the spleen displays a “white roof” (A). The cyst was punctured and evacuated and a 3 cm×3 cm portion of the cyst was excised using the monopolar scissor (B). A drainage tube was inserted in the remaining cavity (C).