What would a Mass on the spleen be?

What would a Mass on the spleen be?

A splenic tumor is a mass or lump within the spleen. Overall, two-thirds of all splenic masses are malignant and of these, two-thirds are hemangiosarcoma. If a patient presents with a splenic mass and internal bleeding, there is a 76% risk of having a malignant splenic tumor and 70% risk of having hemangiosarcoma.

What is the maximum size of enlarged spleen?

A spleen weighing up to 500 grams (1.1 pounds) or between 11 to 20 cm (4.3 to 8 inches) in its longest dimension is considered enlarged. Splenomegaly greater than 1000 gm (2 lb 3.3 oz) or longer than 20 cm (8 inches) is considered severe or massive.

Can a mass in the spleen be benign?

The majority of such solid splenic nodules and masses are benign, with hemangioma being the most frequent diagnosis (8,9).

What is the survival rate of spleen cancer?

Most studies reveal that the majority of patients have median survivals of around 5 to 6 months with nearly all patients dying within 3 years. Treatment, which in most cases involves splenectomy followed by radiation and/or chemotherapy, does not affect these numbers.

Should I be worried about a cyst on my spleen?

Splenic cysts are rare clinical findings, detected due to derivative symptoms or as a random discovery in abdominal imaging. Although there still remains controversy as to their optimal treatment, bigger secondary cysts should be treated surgically.

What is the most common malignancy of the spleen?

Although rare, angiosarcoma is the most common primary non-hematopoietic malignant tumor of the spleen. This is a highly aggressive tumor with poor prognosis. Spenomegaly is commonly found and spontaneous splenic rupture has been reported in approximately 25% of patients.

What is the most common benign mass of the spleen?

Hemangioma. Hemangioma is the most common benign neoplasm of spleen and most splenic hemangiomas are found incidentally on imaging.

How serious is spleen cancer?

Complications of untreated spleen cancer can be serious, even life threatening in some cases. You can help minimize your risk of serious complications by following the treatment plan you and your health care professional design specifically for you.

What happens if you have a cyst on your spleen?

Although a significant percentage of splenic cysts are asymptomatic, larger cysts may cause vague upper abdominal pain as a result of capsular distention or pressure on adjacent organs. Major complications like hemorrhage into the cyst or peritonitis secondary to cyst rupture are rare.

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