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Journal of Radiological Review 2020 May-June;7(3):220-4

DOI: 10.23736/S2723-9284.20.00010-2

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

A rare case of omental cyst in a 7-year-old girl

Eugenio ROSSI 1, Rocco MINELLI 2 , Maria G. GIAGNORIO 2, Carmela BRILLANTINO 1, Donatella IRACE 3, Elio BIGNARDI 4, Rosanna MAMONE 5, Sonia TAMASI 5, Emanuele MINELLI 6, Massimo ZECCOLINI 5, Gianfranco VALLONE 2

1 Unit of Radiology and Ultrasound, P.O. Pausilipon - AORN Santobono-Pausilipon, Naples, Italy; 2 V. Tiberio Department of Health and Life Sciences, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy; 3 Section of Pediatrics, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Federico II University Hospital, Naples, Italy; 4 Department of Radiology, Cotugno Hospital, Naples, Italy; 5 Unit of General Radiology, P.O. Santobono - A.O.R.N. Santobono-Pausilipon, Naples, Italy; 6 Unit of Diagnostic Radiology, San Giovanni di Dio Hospital, Asl Na2Nord Frattamaggiore, Naples, Italy


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The omental cysts are a challenge for the radiologist, because of the small number of cases in children. Children with omental cysts usually have abdominal distension and/or painless abdominal mass. The diagnostic investigations used for diagnosis are ultrasound and computed tomography (CT). The complete surgical excision of the cyst is the treatment of choice. The purpose of our case report was to highlight the role of ultrasound in the timely diagnosis. We describe the case of a 7-year-old girl who arrives at the emergency room of the “Santobono-Pausilipon” hospital following a severe anemia, in a picture of a relaxed abdomen and abdominal colic.


KEY WORDS: Anemia; Cysts; Ultrasonography; Pediatrics

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