Massive Mesenteric Cyst Masquerading as an Ovarian Mass

A Case Report

Authors

  • LO Omo-Aghoja
  • M Zini
  • JM Agbedia
  • HO Abedi

Abstract

Giant abdominal masses are frequently a cause for concern to both the physician and patient with the fear of malignancy ever present. Mesenteric cysts are usually incidental and due to their generally non- specific and chronic symptoms, they are more often than not misdiagnosed as adnexal masses or only properly diagnosed at surgery. We present the case of a 52year old Para 8+3 (5 alive) health assistant who had laparotomy on account a supposed huge ovarian cystadenoma a diagnosis made based on clinical and ultrasonographic features. This turned out at surgery to be huge mesenteric cyst. The need for a high index of suspicion and the probable need for a higher order imaging tools such as CT scan and MRI in the accurate diagnosis is highlighted.

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Author Biographies

LO Omo-Aghoja

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.

M Zini

Epsom and St. Helier NHS Trust, London, UK.

JM Agbedia

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Nigeria;

HO Abedi

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Nigeria;

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A Case Report

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Published

2017-06-01

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Omo-Aghoja L, Zini M, Agbedia J, Abedi H. Massive Mesenteric Cyst Masquerading as an Ovarian Mass: A Case Report. JRSH [Internet]. 2017Jun.1 [cited 2021May5];1(1):53-5. Available from: https://www.jrsh.org.ng/index.php/home/article/view/13