Intra-abdominal lymphatic cysts in children.

K. Radhakrishna, P. L. Rao

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Ten children with intra abdominal lymphatic cysts operated in the last 8 years are reported. They formed 0.50% of all pediatric surgical admissions and 33.3% of all intra-abdominal cystic lesions. The mean age was 5 1/2 years and the male-female ratio was 1:1. Half the cysts were in the mesentery and 30% in the omentum. The other 2 cysts were located at unusual sites. Two children having mesenteric cysts presented as abdominal emergencies. Three of them were wrongly diagnosed and treated for tuberculous ascites before laparotomy. Four mesenteric cysts were excised along with the adjoining intestinal segment, and one was drained by tube marsupialisation. All 3 omental cysts and the two cysts at unusual sites were excised in toto. There was no mortality or morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1214-1218
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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