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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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ANAYA DOMINGUEZ, Marlene  and  MONTANO CLAROS, Patricia. Mesenteric cyst as a cause of acute abdomen, a case report. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.2, pp.94-95. ISSN 1012-2966.

Mesenteric cysts are a rare cause of abdominal mass in children benign origin, the diagnosis is often incidental, may present as acute abdomen, with complications such as infection, obstruction, torsion or rupture, with no specific signs of submission. We present this case because of the rarity of it, the case of an 8 year old girl who was admitted with abdominal pain and signs of peritoneal irritation undergoing laparotomy, intraoperative cyst diagnosed in the twisted omentum.

Keywords : mesenteric cyst; acute abdomen; epiplon.

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