Giant abdominal chylolymphatic cyst: Review of two rare cases

  • Punit Kumar Srivastava Department of Surgery, S.N. Medical College. Agra. India
  • Richa Jaiman Department of Surgery, S.N. Medical College. Agra. India
  • Surendra Pathak
  • Juhi Singhal
Keywords: chylolymphatic, mesenteric cyst, lymphangioma


Mesenteric cysts are rare benign intra peritoneal tumor and more than half of the mesenteric cysts involve the mesentery of the terminal ileum but cyst in mesentery of jejunum and also in retroperitoneum is very rare. A mesenteric cyst is a fluid-filled sac lined with endothelium or mesothelium arising anywhere in the mesentery of the duodenum through the large bowel .We present two cases of Giant chylolymphatic mesenteric cyst one in jejunal mesentery which was very large and other one in retroperitoneum ..In both cases cyst was excised without any complication or recurrence. We would like to emphasize the importance of successful enucleation of the cyst irrespective of its size due to its independent blood supply as opposed to enterogenous cyst which requires bowel resection and anastomosis.We report these cases because of its rare site and size. DOI: 10.21276/AAMS.1749

Author Biographies

Punit Kumar Srivastava, Department of Surgery, S.N. Medical College. Agra. India
Associate professor
Richa Jaiman, Department of Surgery, S.N. Medical College. Agra. India


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