Revista Cubana de Pediatría
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3119
VIALAT SOTO, Vivian; LABRADA ARJONA, Eduardo; SANDIN HERNANDEZ, Natacha e ARRIETE VEGA, Armando. Cysts of the mesentery and omentum in children: A 20-year study . Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2004, vol.76, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3119.
A study of 8 cases operated on with diagnosis of omentum or mesentery cysts from January 1982 to December 2001 at "Centro Habana" Teaching Pediatric Hospital was conducted. These are rare intraabdominal lesions that frequently evolve as an asymptomatic tumor, but on ocassions may be causes of acute abdomen in the child. They were more common among females and all the affected were under 10. The simple X-rays of the abdomen and the abdominal ultrasound showed great positivity in the diagnosis of these affections. Total exeresis of the benign tumoral lesion was performed in all cases. 3 cases were cysts of the mesentery of the small intestine and 5 were cystic lymphangiomas of the greater omentum . In 2 patients, it was necessary to perform intestinal resection for the tumor exeresis. There were no complications.
Palavras-chave : Mesentery cyst; omentum cyst.