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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 180-184

Omental cyst presenting with profound anaemia


1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Klipfontein Road, Cape Town, South Africa
2 Department of Paediatric Pathology, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Klipfontein Road, Cape Town, South Africa

Correspondence Address:
Alastair J. W. Millar
Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Klipfontein Road, Cape Town
South Africa
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.115050

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A male infant presented acutely with profound anaemia and abdominal distension. At laparotomy, a huge omental cyst was found. We reviewed our experience of this rare cause of abdominal pathology identifying five further cases since 2005, with a variety of presentations. The optimal treatment, complete resection, is associated with a low morbidity. The presentation with profound anaemia and shock due to haemorrhage into the cyst is unusual.


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