Laparoscopic resection of a benign true cyst of the spleen with the harmonic scalpel producing high levels of CA 19-9 and carcinoembryonic antigen.

@article{Sardi1998LaparoscopicRO,
  title={Laparoscopic resection of a benign true cyst of the spleen with the harmonic scalpel producing high levels of CA 19-9 and carcinoembryonic antigen.},
  author={Armando Sardi and Herminio F. Ojeda and Denis J. King},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 12},
  pages={1149-54}
}
Primary true cysts of the spleen constitute 10 per cent of all nonparasitic cysts of the spleen. These cysts have been managed with total or partial splenectomy or marsupialization. Previous series reported elevated serum levels of CA 19-9 and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). A 16-year-old male presented with left upper quadrant pain and was found to have a mass on palpation. An ultrasound and a CT scan of the abdomen showed a 20-cm cystic lesion in the spleen. The CA 19-9 and CEA serum levels… CONTINUE READING