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Parra MM, Ibarra PJ, Delgado GM, Arzoz GR, López MH
Giant cyst of the omentum: Report of a case in a pre-school child
Cir Gen 2004; 26 (1)
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Objective: To present the clinical findings in a pediatric patient with a giant omental cyst.
Setting: Mexican Red Cross Hospital in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico.
Case report: A 5-years old girl was admitted to the emergency ward with an initial diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Abdominal X rays revealed only an unpolished glass image. Laboratory tests included complete blood tests, platelet counts, clotting time and protein C reactive; only the latter was elevated. A laparotomy was performed finding a giant omental cyst. The histopathological study reported: omental cyst, lymphangioma type.
Conclusion: Omental cysts are rare in the pediatric population; despite of it they should be included among the possible causes of acute abdomen symptoms.
||Omental cyst, acute abdominal pain, mesenteric pathologies.
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