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A ruptured infected mesenteric cyst diagnosed on laparoscopy for suspected appendicitis.

Ward ST, Singh B, Jones TJ, Robertson CS - Ann Gastroenterol (2011)

Bottom Line: Lower abdominal pain of acute onset in young women with a negative pregnancy test is a frequent reason for referral to the general surgical team and the differential diagnoses include acute appendicitis, complicated ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease.Intestinal and mesenteric cystic disease is a rare entity and less than half of cases present acutely.We present a case of a 25-year-old woman who underwent diagnostic laparoscopy for acute lower abdominal pain and was diagnosed with a ruptured, infected mesenteric cyst.

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Affiliation: Department of Colorectal Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK (Ward ST).

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Lower abdominal pain of acute onset in young women with a negative pregnancy test is a frequent reason for referral to the general surgical team and the differential diagnoses include acute appendicitis, complicated ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease. Intestinal and mesenteric cystic disease is a rare entity and less than half of cases present acutely. We present a case of a 25-year-old woman who underwent diagnostic laparoscopy for acute lower abdominal pain and was diagnosed with a ruptured, infected mesenteric cyst.

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Hematoxylin and eosin stained sections of microscopic findings, magnification ×100. Mucosa and submucosa (a) show dilated lymphatics. Serosal fat (b) shows dilated lymphatics with evidence of acute inflammation
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Figure 3: Hematoxylin and eosin stained sections of microscopic findings, magnification ×100. Mucosa and submucosa (a) show dilated lymphatics. Serosal fat (b) shows dilated lymphatics with evidence of acute inflammation


A ruptured infected mesenteric cyst diagnosed on laparoscopy for suspected appendicitis.

Ward ST, Singh B, Jones TJ, Robertson CS - Ann Gastroenterol (2011)

Hematoxylin and eosin stained sections of microscopic findings, magnification ×100. Mucosa and submucosa (a) show dilated lymphatics. Serosal fat (b) shows dilated lymphatics with evidence of acute inflammation
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Figure 3: Hematoxylin and eosin stained sections of microscopic findings, magnification ×100. Mucosa and submucosa (a) show dilated lymphatics. Serosal fat (b) shows dilated lymphatics with evidence of acute inflammation
Bottom Line: Lower abdominal pain of acute onset in young women with a negative pregnancy test is a frequent reason for referral to the general surgical team and the differential diagnoses include acute appendicitis, complicated ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease.Intestinal and mesenteric cystic disease is a rare entity and less than half of cases present acutely.We present a case of a 25-year-old woman who underwent diagnostic laparoscopy for acute lower abdominal pain and was diagnosed with a ruptured, infected mesenteric cyst.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Colorectal Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK (Ward ST).

ABSTRACT
Lower abdominal pain of acute onset in young women with a negative pregnancy test is a frequent reason for referral to the general surgical team and the differential diagnoses include acute appendicitis, complicated ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease. Intestinal and mesenteric cystic disease is a rare entity and less than half of cases present acutely. We present a case of a 25-year-old woman who underwent diagnostic laparoscopy for acute lower abdominal pain and was diagnosed with a ruptured, infected mesenteric cyst.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus