J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2008 Jun;14(1):98-103.

A Case Report of Chylous Mesenteric Cyst

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea. chunysmd@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

Chylous mesenteric cyst is a rare variant of mesenteric cystic lesions. Pathologically there is lack of communication of the main lymphatic vessels, resulting in cystic mass formation. Clinical presentation is diverse and can range from an incidentally apparent abdominal mass to symptoms of an acute abdomen. A 5-year-old girl presented with abdominal distension without pain. CT scan showed a huge and thin-walled cystic mass without solid portion. Laparotomy showed a 20 x 18 cm sized huge mesenteric cyst containing chylous fluid. Pathological diagnosis was cystic lymphangioma.

Keyword

Mesenteric cyst; Chylous cyst; Child

MeSH Terms

Abdomen, Acute
Child
Humans
Laparotomy
Lymphangioma, Cystic
Lymphatic Vessels
Mesenteric Cyst
Preschool Child
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