Omental cyst presenting with profound anaemia
A male infant presented acutely with profound anaemia and abdominal distension. At laparotomy, a huge omental cyst was found. We reviewed our
experience of this rare cause of abdominal pathology identifying fi ve further cases since 2005, with a variety of presentations. The optimal treatment, complete resection, is associated with a low morbidity. The presentation with profound anaemia and shock due to haemorrhage into the cyst is unusual.
key words: Anaemia, haemorrhage, mesenteric cyst, omental cyst, paediatric