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will surgical operation for the splenic cyst be risky?

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Hello, my mother, age of 62, has a 8 cm diameter splenic cyst. She had 8 surgeries from other illnesses when she was young and the doctors say that having a surgical operation for the splenic cyst will be very risky. She had tuberculous peritonitis and hepatitis before and has inflammation inside her abdominal still. Also she is a fmf (familiar mediterranean fever) patient. What will be your advise?


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replied December 24th, 2012
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Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. The advice which has been given to you by other doctors is absolutely right. Spleen is a very vascular organ and any intervention on the spleen can be really risky and life threatening. There’s always a risk of significant blood loss while operating on the spleen. Hence, my suggestion will also be the same. Leave the splenic cyst untouched. . I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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