Surgery Today

, Volume 31, Issue 12, pp 1104–1106

Omental Cyst: Report of a Case

Authors

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

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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