ARTHUR A. FISCHL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JEAN PAPPS, M.D.
Splenic cysts occur infrequently in the human body. They were first mentioned by Andral1 in 1829 in an autopsy report. Pemberton,2 in a review of splenectomies at the Mayo Clinic, found four cysts in 800 cases. Sweet3 more recently reviewed the literature and observed 148 cases of all varieties of cysts up to 1941. This low incidence is no doubt the cause of our paucity of knowledge regarding the clinical features. After reviewing the literature and comparing the essential findings of our case with those reported, we were impressed, however, with the remarkable similarity of the clinical and roentgenological pictures
FISCHL AA, PAPPS J. DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES OF SPLENIC CYSTS WITH CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:1105–1112. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-6-1105
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(6):1105-1112.
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