Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 311–314 | Cite as

Mesenteric and omental cysts: An ultrasonographic and clinical study of 15 patients

  • Yi -Hong Chou
  • Chui -Mei Tiu
  • Wing -Yiu Lui
  • Tsuen Chang


The clinical and ultrasonographic (US) features of 15 cases of mesenteric or omental cyst are herein described. This series included seven male and eight female patients, whose age ranged from 2–89 years. Correct clinical diagnosis was made in two children only, but preoperative US examination accurately demonstrated the lesion in 11 of 13 patients (85%). These cystic lesions usually had a thin wall, internal septations, and fluid content with sedimentation. Enteric duplication cysts had a relatively thick wall merging with the muscle layer of bowel loop, and multiloculation was noted mainly with cystic lymphangiomas or pseudocysts. The diagnostic and surgical management of these lesions are briefly reviewed and their US appearance is illustrated.

Key words

Abdomen, ultrasound Mesenteric cyst, symptoms-Omental cyst, diagnosis Enteric duplication 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi -Hong Chou
    • 1
  • Chui -Mei Tiu
    • 1
  • Wing -Yiu Lui
    • 2
  • Tsuen Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyVeterans General Hospital-TaipeiTaipeiTaiwan, 11217 ROC
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryVeterans General Hospital-Taipei, and National Yang-Ming Medical CollegeTaipeiTaiwan, Republic of China

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