Splenic Cyst

Posted by stew201 @stew201, Jul 15, 2011

After having a CT scan with contrast for a post op mass, an unrelated 11cm cyst was found incidentally on my spleen. This finding has perplexed my primary physician and the hematologist that I was going to be referred to (I have an HMO). I am awaiting bloodwork to determine if the cyst is parasitic, but beyond that, I’m just told to take a wait and see approach if it’s not parasitic. Does anyone have any experience with a splenic cyst? Isn’t a mass that large on such a small organ dangerous?

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Hi I was diagnosed with a 9 cm Splenic cyst about 3 years ago. They said wait and watch. It is now giving me trouble. My doctors don't know what to do with me and it's getting frustrating.

Hi I was diagnosed with a 9 cm Splenic cyst about 3 years ago. They said wait and watch. It is now giving me trouble. My doctors don't know what to do with me and it's getting frustrating. I know have lost 15 lbs in a month have early satiety, significant abdominal surgery nal.pain in both the left and right quadrants. I have gastritis, gastrophy. I'm so frustrated by the whole process. I'm going to request a referral to a.university or to Mayo. I can't take it any more.

@seram

'4.1 X 3.4 x 3.5cm lobulated lesion slightly hyper intense to that of spleen' is what I got so will take CT this afternoon. 🙂 Funny that I have no trauma so maybe some kind of infection? What a bad luck while can be considered better as I found it earlier and not in other organs. Other organs are clear from cancer fortunately. Will update later. Wish all of us good luck and have a great February.

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@seram, I was thinking about you and wondering how if you have results from your CT scan. If you can provide an update, I'd like to hear how you are doing.

@health4me, Also wondering how you were doing. Have you gotten a 2nd opinion yet to determine if a splenectomy is needed?

@michellern

Hi I was diagnosed with a 9 cm Splenic cyst about 3 years ago. They said wait and watch. It is now giving me trouble. My doctors don't know what to do with me and it's getting frustrating. I know have lost 15 lbs in a month have early satiety, significant abdominal surgery nal.pain in both the left and right quadrants. I have gastritis, gastrophy. I'm so frustrated by the whole process. I'm going to request a referral to a.university or to Mayo. I can't take it any more.

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Hello @michellern

I can understand your frustration. Dealing with chronic pain can really wear on you, can't it? Getting a second opinion from Mayo or a university medical center sounds like a wise idea.

Will you post again and let me know how you are doing with that process?

@hopeful33250

Hello @michellern

I can understand your frustration. Dealing with chronic pain can really wear on you, can't it? Getting a second opinion from Mayo or a university medical center sounds like a wise idea.

Will you post again and let me know how you are doing with that process?

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I had an upper and lower GI. No cancer in colon ir stomach. However, have gastritis, gastrophy. I asked about the gastrophy and if there was a connection between my fatty liver and spleen pain. They just looked at me. My primary and GI guy are doing their own thing and not putting the pieces together. No I haven't gotten a second opinion. Dealing with blizzard after blizzard here in MT.

@hopeful33250

@seram, I was thinking about you and wondering how if you have results from your CT scan. If you can provide an update, I'd like to hear how you are doing.

@health4me, Also wondering how you were doing. Have you gotten a 2nd opinion yet to determine if a splenectomy is needed?

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@hopeful33250 , I got a second opinion from a general surgeon and he said to continue to monitor the 3.6cm spleen cyst for now.

@health4me

@hopeful33250 , I got a second opinion from a general surgeon and he said to continue to monitor the 3.6cm spleen cyst for now.

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Yes from what I've read if it is less than 5 cm to watch and wait if it isn't causing problems. Mine however, has been.

@hopeful33250

Hello @michellern

I can understand your frustration. Dealing with chronic pain can really wear on you, can't it? Getting a second opinion from Mayo or a university medical center sounds like a wise idea.

Will you post again and let me know how you are doing with that process?

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Yes and please see my other comments. Thank you.

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