Giant mesenteric cyst mimicking ascites

D. Zamir, M. Yuchtman, M. Amar, U. Shoemo, P. Weiner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


Mesenteric cyst is a rare, benign lesion. A 59-year-old woman was admitted with abdominal distension. Physical examination and abdominal ultrasound indicated remarkable ascites. Aspiration revealed a clear transudate and computerized tomography showed a giant mesenteric cyst. At operation the cyst was removed. Giant mesenteric cysts can mimic ascites. This diagnosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of abdominal distension, even when ultrasound examination indicates ascites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-684, 727
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Giant mesenteric cyst mimicking ascites'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this