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Mesenteric and Omental Cysts

Jose Y Greenspon, MD, Clint Cappiello, MD, Taiwo A Lawal, MD, Rachelle Damle, MD
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Introduction

Mesenteric and omental cysts are rare disorders that may result in abdominal pain or partial intestinal obstruction. The majority (60%) are diagnosed by age 15 years with about one in four cases seen in patients less than 10 years old. Mesenteric and omental cysts are cystic abdominal swellings characteriazed by painless, often uniform, enlargement of the abdomen. They often mimic other abdominal conditions and may make diagnosis delayed or missed. Torsion or infection of a mesenteric or omental cyst can complicate the presentation and simulate an acute abdomen. Mesenteric cysts were first reported by Benevieni in 1507 and Omental cysts by Gairdner in 1852 [1].

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Last updated: August 2, 2018

Citation

Greenspon, Jose Y, et al. "Mesenteric and Omental Cysts." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2018. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829687/all/Mesenteric_and_Omental_Cysts.
Greenspon JY, Cappiello, MD C, Lawal TA, Damle R. Mesenteric and Omental Cysts. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829687/all/Mesenteric_and_Omental_Cysts. Accessed May 26, 2019.
Greenspon, J. Y., Cappiello, MD, C., Lawal, T. A., & Damle, R. (2018). Mesenteric and Omental Cysts. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829687/all/Mesenteric_and_Omental_Cysts
Greenspon JY, Cappiello, MD C, Lawal TA, Damle R. Mesenteric and Omental Cysts [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. [cited 2019 May 26]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829687/all/Mesenteric_and_Omental_Cysts.
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