A Case of Mesenteric Pseudocyst Causing a Massive Abdominal Swelling

Rosado, Cláudia and Machado, Daniela and Esteves, Joel and Moreira, Rui and Neves, Clarinda (2016) A Case of Mesenteric Pseudocyst Causing a Massive Abdominal Swelling. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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We present the case of a 55-year-old man, with a self-limited febrile condition associated to polyserositis with inconclusive investigation. Bilateral pleural and pericardial effusions resolved. The peritoneal fluid loculated and was compatible with an exudate. The patient remained clinically asymptomatic. Two years later, examination revealed a palpable and painless abdominal mass, which imaging study suggested a cystic lesion. Surgical resection was performed and the histological examination revealed a mesenteric pseudocyst. Mesenteric pseudocysts are rare intra-abdominal cystic masses, mostly benign, without causing specific symptoms. Although imaging tests are useful for their differential diagnosis, the histology is mandatory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mesenteric pseudocyst, peritoneal fluid, abdominal cyst
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.3 Malattie del sistema digerente
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 15:51
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 15:51
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15113

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