Giant mesenteric cyst

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Abdominal pain and distention.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female

Huge cystic lesion measured 288×269×186mm in diameters and homogenous internal contents (Mean attenuation value = 20HU) is present at abdomino-pelvic spaces, extends from level of pancreas till lower pelvis . Marked mass effect on adjacent structures are seen. There is no CT-detectable septation, soft tissue component or calcification within the cyst. 

Case Discussion

Large abdominopelvic cystic lesion; giant mesenteric cyst is the most probable diagnosis. Hydatid cyst and ovarian cystic lesions can be considered in differential list.


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Case information

rID: 61087
Published: 16th Jun 2018
Last edited: 17th Jun 2018
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