Mesenteric Cyst: A Different Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach; A Case Report

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Raffaele Pezzilli
Massimo Barakat
Bahjat Barakat


Background: A mesenteric cyst is defined as a cyst which is located in the mesentery of the gastrointestinal tract; it may extend from the base of the mesentery into the retroperitoneum. The incidence of mesenteric cysts is 1:102,500 to 1:250,000 hospital admissions.

Case Report: We report a case of a female patient with a mesenteric cyst which was successfully treated with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, because the patient refused surgical excision.

Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case in which the approach was echoendoscopic: the cystic lesion completely disappeared and did not recur at following CT scan follow-up.

Mesenteric cyst, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, endoscopic ultrasound, fine needle aspiration, CEA

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Pezzilli, R., Barakat, M., & Barakat, B. (2020). Mesenteric Cyst: A Different Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach; A Case Report. Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Gastroenterology, 3(2), 9-14. Retrieved from
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