CC BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2019; 07(01): e5-e7
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1683993
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Giant Mesenteric Cyst and Right Sided Syndrome in a 15-Year-Old Boy

1  Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
,
Melkam Desta
1  Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
,
Habeneyom Tebeje
1  Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
,
Yeshiambel Getie
2  Department of Surgery, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Amhara, Ethiopia
,
Hailemariam Berhane
3  Department of Radiology, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Amhara, Ethiopia
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Publication History

22 August 2018

16 February 2019

Publication Date:
23 May 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

Giant mesenteric cyst is a rare benign abdominal tumor. It usually arises from the mesenteric side of the small bowel. Right side syndrome is the term used for congenital absence of right kidney and right testis. We report on a 15-year-old male who presented with progressive abdominal distension, early satiety, and difficulty walking or running. Abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) revealed a giant mesenteric cyst, absence of the right kidney, and left moderate hydronephrosis. After excision of the cyst, the patient was fully recovered. Our report shows that both conditions may occur in the same patient and therefore an association of these two diseases cannot be excluded.