, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 463-465
Date: 28 Jun 2007

Mesothelial cyst of the liver in a neonate

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Mesothelial cysts are very rare congenital cystic lesions that are derived from coelomic remnants. We report a neonate with a mesothelial cyst of hepatic origin. On routine antenatal ultrasound study, an intra-abdominal mass was seen. After birth, the cystic lesion’s size increased to 8 cm and became symptomatic. Surgical resection was performed. Preoperative diagnostic imaging studies, including CT and MRI, did not identify the etiology, but the cyst appeared to be of hepatic origin. Intra-operatively, the cystic lesion was confirmed to have originated from the liver. Based on immunohistological analysis, the final diagnosis was mesothelial cyst of the liver.