Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 191–193 | Cite as

Recurrent retroperitoneal mesenteric cyst

A case report and review
  • Suvimol Chirathivat
  • Dennis Shermeta


A mesenteric cyst is an uncommon cause of a palpable abdominal mass. A correct preoperative diagnosis can be made by the combined use of radiographic and sonographic examinations in conjunction with the clinical features. A patient with a retroperitoneal cyst extending into the leaves of the mesentery is presented. The cyst recurred 4 years after surgery.

Key words

Mesenteric Cyst Retroperitoneal cyst Ultrasound, cyst 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Suvimol Chirathivat
    • 1
  • Dennis Shermeta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric SurgeryJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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