Mesothelial mesenteric cyst in patient with ascending colon cancer. Case report

Ioannidis, Orestis and Cheva, Angeliki and Kakoutis, Emmanouil and Chatzichristou, Aristidis and Chatzopoulos, Stavros and Konstantara, Athina and Papadimitriou, Nikolaos and Paraskevas, George and Makrantonakis, Nikolaos (2011) Mesothelial mesenteric cyst in patient with ascending colon cancer. Case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (3). pp. 128-131. ISSN 1971-145X

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Mesenteric cysts are rare cystic malformations of the mesentery. They are usually located at the iliac mesentery. Clinically most mesenteric cysts are asymptomatic, but sometimes they present with non-specific abdominal symptoms. Diagnosis can be aided using US, CT and MRI but careful interpretation of the images and high index of suspicion of this rare condition is essential for the correct diagnosis, which cannot always be preoperatively established. The therapeutic method of choice is complete surgical excision of the cyst which minimizes the possibility of recurrence. Histopathologically they are classified in six group. We present a case of a mesothelial mesenteric cyst in patient with colon cancer. The cyst was misdiagnosed as urinary bladder diverticulum in the preoperative CT scan.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mesenteric cyst - Colon adenocarcinoma
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2016 11:24
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 11:24

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