World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Mesenteric Cystic Lymphangioma in an 11-Month Infant: A Case Report

Amjad M Altijani1* and Tantawi Abdul-Rahim Muhammad2

1Department of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, KSA
2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Children Hospital, KSA

*Correspondance to: Amjad M Altijani 

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A mesenteric cyst is a cystic lesion located in the mesentery. Abdominal cystic lymphangiomas may
present in various ways, ranging from an asymptomatic mass to an acute abdomen presentation. We
presented a case of an 11-month-old baby boy who was admitted with diffuse abdominal distention.
Computerized Tomography (CT) revealed a huge right abdominal complex cystic mass. At
laparotomy, we found a giant infected mesenteric cyst in the distal ileum. Pathological examination
confirmed a diagnosis of mesenteric cystic lymphangioma containing chylous milky fluid.




Altijani AM, Abdul-Rahim Muhammad T. Mesenteric Cystic Lymphangioma in an 11-Month Infant: A Case Report. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2020; 3: 1245..

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