Mesenteric cyst: incidental finding

  • Carla Menezes Interna do Complementar de Cirurgia Geral do Centro Hospitalar do Oeste-Unidade de Torres Vedras a realizar estágio de Cirurgia Geral no Serviço de Cirurgia do Hospital Curry Cabral – Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central
  • Carolina Morgado Assistente Hospitalar de Cirurgia Geral do Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central
  • David Andrade Assistente Graduado de Cirurgia Geral do Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central
  • Rosário Roque Chefe de Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do Centro Hospitalar do Oeste-Unidade de Torres Vedras
  • Carlos Santa Rita Chefe de Serviço de Cirurgia Geral, Director do Serviço de Cirurgia do Centro Hospitalar do Oeste


Mesenteric cysts are rare benign intra-abdominal tumours. They occur in patients any age, approximately one-third of cases occur in children younger than 15 years. They are generally free of symptoms and incidentally found. The aetiology of such cysts remains unknown but several theories regarding their development exist. The treatment is based on cyst resection. The prognosis is usually good and recurrence is rare. We report a case of mesenteric cyst treated by laparotomy.


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How to Cite
MENEZES, Carla et al. Mesenteric cyst: incidental finding. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 45, p. 9-12, dec. 2019. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 oct. 2023.
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