J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  1998 Jun;4(1):61-66. 10.13029/jkaps.1998.4.1.61.

Mesenteric and Omental Cysts in Infancy and Childhood

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  • 1Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea.

Abstract

Mesenteric and omental cysts are rare lesions in childhood. These cysts are morphologically and pathologically similar to lymphangiomas that occur in other parts of the body. From 1980 to 1997, 8 children were diagnosed and treated for mesenteric or omental cysts. Their ages ranged from 18 days to 6 years. There were 5 boys and 3 girls. The main presenting symptom was abdominal pain. Operative procedures were complete cysts excision, complete excision with intestinal resection, or complete excision with intestinal resection and colostomy. Accurate preoperative diagnosis was possible with the current ultrasonographic imaging techniques. Complete excision of the lesion was possible in all patients and results were excellent.

Keyword

Mesenteric cyst; Omental cyst

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Child
Colostomy
Diagnosis
Female
Humans
Lymphangioma
Mesenteric Cyst
Surgical Procedures, Operative
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