Departmental Bulletin Paper A Case of Giant Mesenteric Cyst Originating from the Small Intestine

UMEMOTO Takahiro:筆頭著者:責任著者  ,  WAKABAYASHI Tetsuji  ,  OHIKE Nobuyuki  ,  SEKINE Ryuichi  ,  KIJIMA Kazuhiro  ,  KATO Takashi  ,  TANAKA Jun-ichi

27 ( 2 )  , pp.125 - 129 , 2015-06 , Showa University Society
A 62-year-old man was admitted to Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital because of a giant mass that was discovered approximately 8 weeks after the development of obvious symptoms, namely upper abdominal pain, vomiting, and progressive distension. Ultrasonography revealed a giant cystic mass that was occupying the right upper abdomen, and contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed a huge, relatively well-defined, and low-density cystic mass that measured 10cm in diameter. Radical resection of the tumor was performed via open laparotomy, along with segmental small intestine resection to address potential invasion into adjacent tissues. Histological findings of the resected specimen indicated mesenteric cyst. The patient's postoperative recovery was uneventful and he was discharged after 11 days. At the 12-month follow-up, the patient was in good health with no signs of recurrence.

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