EURORAD ESR

Case 15022

Mesenteric cyst: a rare cause of abdominal pain

Author(s)
Moreira, Adriana; Leitão, Patrícia; Carvalho, André; Portugal, Inês; Melão, Lina

Centro Hospitalar de São Joao, Radiology; Alameda Prof. Hernani Monteiro 4200-319 Porto, Portugal; Email:Adriana.clmoreira25@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 27 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Abdominal ultrasound

    Ultrasound image of the left flank showing a round, well-defined, cystic mass with the internal debris adjacent to the descending colon.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Non-enhanced and enhanced CT
     

    CT non-enhanced axial image depicting the liquid content of the lesion. The lesion is next to the descending colon but does not clearly arises from any organ.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Cysts;

    Enhanced axial images showing that only the walls of the lesion shown enhancement after contrast administration. Stranding of the adjacent fat is also seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Cysts;

    Coronal CT image after e.v contrast administration. Only the walls of the lesion shown enhancement. The lesion is next to the descending colon but does not clearly arises from any organ.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    H&E stain
     

    H&E stain shows a cystic space with no lining epithelium.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: PACS; Procedure: Biopsy; Special Focus: Cysts;

    H&E stain shows areas of hyalinisation and also an abundant polymorphic inflammatory infiltrate.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: PACS; Procedure: Biopsy; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
Ultrasound image of the left flank showing a round, well-defined, cystic mass with the internal debris adjacent to the descending colon.
 
CT non-enhanced axial image depicting the liquid content of the lesion. The lesion is next to the descending colon but does not clearly arises from any organ.
 
Enhanced axial images showing that only the walls of the lesion shown enhancement after contrast administration. Stranding of the adjacent fat is also seen.
 
Coronal CT image after e.v contrast administration. Only the walls of the lesion shown enhancement. The lesion is next to the descending colon but does not clearly arises from any organ.
 
H&E stain shows a cystic space with no lining epithelium.
 
H&E stain shows areas of hyalinisation and also an abundant polymorphic inflammatory infiltrate.
 
 
 
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