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Surgery Today

, Volume 32, Issue 10, pp 922–924 | Cite as

Large Benign Cystic Teratoma of the Mesosigmoid Causing Intestinal Obstruction: Report of a Case

  • Simmi K. Ratan
  • John Ratan
  • Rajan Kalra

Abstract.

We report the case of a large benign cystic teratoma of the mesosigmoid in a 2-year-old child. To the best of our knowledge, this type of lesion has never been described in the English literature, although there are a few reports of teratomas arising from the greater and lesser omentum. There was diagnostic confusion due to the rarity of a teratoma arising from the peritoneal folds and also because calcification was not detected radiologically. A brief review of the literature on the diagnosis and treatment of similar lesions is presented.

Key words Teratoma Mesosigmoid Calcification Treatment 

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simmi K. Ratan
    • 1
  • John Ratan
    • 1
  • Rajan Kalra
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatric Surgery andIN
  2. 2. Pediatrics, Kalra Children's Hospital, Sector 15, Faridabad, Haryana, IndiaIN

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