Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp 560–561 | Cite as

Pseudoascites: Unusual presentation of omental cyst

  • K. Gyves-Ray
  • R. J. Hernandez
  • A. C. Hillemeier
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Abstract

An unusual case of omental cyst is described. The child initially presented with a unilocular intraperitoneal fluid collection on CT. After paracentesis, CT showed freely layering peritoneal fluid, with eventual complete resolution of fluid. CT eight months later demonstrated re-appearance of a multiseptated cystic mass. At surgery, an omental cyst was found.

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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Gyves-Ray
    • 1
  • R. J. Hernandez
    • 1
  • A. C. Hillemeier
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology Section of Pediatric RadiologyThe University of Michigan Hospitals, C.S. Mott Children's HospitalAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics and Communicable DiseasesThe University of Michigan HospitalsAnn ArborUSA

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