A Case Report of a Huge Mesenteric Cyst in a 5-Year-Old Girl: A Rare and Challenging Finding in Radiological Assessment

  • Ahmad Rezaee-Azandaryani ORCID Department of Radiology, Besat Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
  • Manouchehr Ghorbanpour ORCID Mail Department of General Surgery, Besat Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
  • Mehrdad Taghipour ORCID Department of General Surgery, Besat Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
  • Ali Yamini ORCID Islamic Azad University, Urmia Branch, Urmia, Iran
Case Reports, Mesenteric Cyst, Pediatrics, Radiography


Introduction: Mesenteric cysts are rare benign intra-abdominal vesicles with various clinical presentations. They almost located in the mesentery of the small intestine. The selective therapeutic method is complete surgical excision, however more than half need resection and bowel anastomosis. Case presentation: Here, we presented a 5-year-old girl with a huge mesenteric cyst (15×14cm2) mesenteric cyst that was excised surgically., which the diagnosis confirmed by computed tomography scan and managed through surgical excision. Conclusion: Acute abdominal pain may be due to the presence of mesenteric cysts, but it is not always possible to differentiate and diagnose it preoperatively, and this challenge especially exists in the case of bulky masses. it is recommended to choose primary radical, surgical treatment in case of intra-abdominal cystic mass in the pediatric age.


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Rezaee-Azandaryani A, Ghorbanpour M, Taghipour M, Yamini A. A Case Report of a Huge Mesenteric Cyst in a 5-Year-Old Girl: A Rare and Challenging Finding in Radiological Assessment. Adv J Emerg Med. 4(2):e31.
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