2003, Number 5
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ABSTRACTMesenteric cyst is a tumor of multiple origins that surely are found more frequently than the literature report, at any rate, this tumor is uncommon. Because of absence of characteristic clinical findings, diagnosis cumbersome, until these cysts are of such a size that palpation becomes possible or when they cause compression to nearby viscera. Occasionally, diagnosis is made during surgery, even when it was emergency surgery.
The present paper reports on three patients with mesenteric cyst found during surgery as emergency treatment. Histopathologic reports showed lymphangioma in two cases and leiomyosarcoma in one case, quite uncommon in this kind of lesion.
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