Intestinal obstruction due to a mesenteric cyst

Barut I. , Tarhan O. , Ciris M., AKDENIZ Y., Bulbul M.

YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.45, no.2, pp.356-358, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.3349/ymj.2004.45.2.356
  • Title of Journal : YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.356-358


Mesenteric cysts are rarely thought of, may be difficult to diagnose, and are usually asymptomatic except when complicated. Intestinal obstruction is a rarely reported complication of these cysts. A case of mesenteric cyst that was causing obstruction of the large bowel is presented, along with a review of the literature.