Omental cyst presenting with profound anaemia

  • BT Adikibi
  • R Wood
  • K Pillay
  • AJW Millar
Keywords: Anaemia, haemorrhage, mesenteric cyst, omental cyst, paediatric

Abstract

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

Published
2014-04-24
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Articles

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