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Peritonitis caused by a ruptured, infected mesenteric cyst initially interpreted as an ovarian cyst. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14976800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Mesenteric cysts are rare intraabdominal lesions of childhood that may vary in presentation from an asymptomatic mass to an acute abdomen. CASE: We encountered a rare case of peritonitis caused by a ruptured, infected mesenteric cyst of the mesocolon in a female child that had been initially interpreted as a ruptured ovarian cyst. CONCLUSION: When confronted with a large unilocular or septated echolucent mass in the lower abdomen in female children, gynecologists should consider a mesenteric cyst in the differential diagnosis.
Kyousuke Takeuchi; Yukiko Takaya; Kosaku Maeda; Takeshi Maruo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-23     Completed Date:  2004-06-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Colectomy / methods
Diagnostic Errors*
Escherichia coli Infections / complications,  drug therapy
Mesenteric Cyst / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Ovarian Cysts / diagnosis*
Peritonitis / etiology*,  therapy
Rupture, Spontaneous
Treatment Outcome

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