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Turk J Gastroenterol. 2004 Jun;15(2):120-1.

Acute abdomen caused by a ruptured spontaneously infected mesenteric cyst.

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Department of General Surgery, Bodrum Universal Hospital, Muğla, Turkey.


Mesenteric cysts are uncommon and usually asymptomatic abdominal tumors. Spontaneous infection is a very rare complication of these lesions. This report presents a case of spontaneously infected and perforated mesenteric cyst. Any incidental mesenteric cyst diagnosed during radiological examination should be removed completely, even if it has been asymptomatic, to prevent potential life-threatening complications.

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