Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 236–237 | Cite as

A Rare Presentation of Mass Abdomen

  • Ambika P. DashEmail author
  • Tapas Mishra
  • Md. Ibrarullah
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An elderly male who had undergone inguinal hernia surgery eight years back presented with an intra-abdominal mass. Clinically and radiologically it was diagnosed as mesenteric cyst. Laparotomy revealed a thick walled cyst embedded in the omentum, containing brownish necrotic material and few ‘linen thread knots’. On the basis of the latter finding the mass was thought to be a walled off hematoma, a complication of previous hernia surgery. Such a complication of inguinal surgery has not been reported earlier.


Omental mass Silk suture 

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© Association of Surgeons of India 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kalinga Hospital; Hi Tech Medical College and HospitalBhubaneshwarIndia

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