Surgery Today

, Volume 31, Issue 12, pp 1104–1106

Omental Cyst: Report of a Case

  • Masashi Uramatsu
  • Yoshihisa Saida
  • Jiro Nagao
  • Makoto Takase
  • Katsutaka Sai
  • Chidori Okumura
  • Yoichi Nakamura
  • Yasushi Nakamura
  • Shinya Kusachi
  • Hirohisa Kajiwara
  • Koji Asai
  • Yoshinobu Sumiyama
  • Kei Takahashi

DOI: 10.1007/s595-001-8068-0

Cite this article as:
Uramatsu, M., Saida, Y., Nagao, J. et al. Surg Today (2001) 31: 1104. doi:10.1007/s595-001-8068-0

Abstract

We report the case of an omental cyst, a rare type of abdominal cystic lesion that is difficult to diagnose preoperatively. A 43-year-old man with no clinical symptoms was admitted to our hospital for investigation of an abdominal cyst detected by ultrasonography (US). We performed diagnostic examinations including US, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. An omental cyst was diagnosed because of its position and connection to the surrounding tissues. Pathological examination of the surgical specimen revealed endothelial cells on its internal wall and colonies of lymphocytes, confirming a diagnosis of lymphangioma, which is the most common type of omental cyst.

Key words Omental cystTumorectomyLymphangioma

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masashi Uramatsu
    • 1
  • Yoshihisa Saida
    • 1
  • Jiro Nagao
    • 1
  • Makoto Takase
    • 1
  • Katsutaka Sai
    • 1
  • Chidori Okumura
    • 1
  • Yoichi Nakamura
    • 1
  • Yasushi Nakamura
    • 1
  • Shinya Kusachi
    • 1
  • Hirohisa Kajiwara
    • 1
  • Koji Asai
    • 1
  • Yoshinobu Sumiyama
    • 1
  • Kei Takahashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Third Department of Surgery andJP
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Toho University, School of Medicine, Ohashi Hospital, 2-17-6 Ohashi, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8515, JapanJP