Laparoscopic Management of Omental Cyst in a Child Using Two Ports Technique: A Case Report and Review of Relevant Literature


Rahul Kumar Gupta 1 , * , Paras Kothari 1 , Abhay Gupta 1 , Ritesh Ranjan 1 , Krushna Kumar Kesan 1 , Kedar Mudkhedkar 1 , Niyaz Mohammed 1 , Parag Karkare 1

1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (LTMMC and LTMGH), d[email protected], India

How to Cite: Gupta R, Kothari P, Gupta A, Ranjan R, Kesan K, et al. Laparoscopic Management of Omental Cyst in a Child Using Two Ports Technique: A Case Report and Review of Relevant Literature, J Minim Invasive Surg Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 2(1):111-15. doi: 10.17795/minsurgery-3615.


Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences: 2 (1); 111-15
Published Online: February 28, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: November 25, 2011
Accepted: July 22, 2012




Background: Omental cysts are rarely intra-abdominal pathology. We report a case of omental cyst successfully resected by laparoscopy using two ports only with excellent outcome.

Case Presentation: Our patient was a seven year old girl who presented with complaints of lump in abdomen, in which laparoscopy aided in making a correct final diagnosis and the surgical management. Preoperative diagnostic work-up included Ultrasonography and Computed Tomography scan (CT scan) of abdomen which revealed huge intraabdominal cystic lesion of unknown origin. Extensive diagnostic workup did not reveal the etiology of his problem. Diagnostic laparoscopy led to the correct diagnosis and appropriate surgical treatment with complete relief of his complaint. Histopathology of the excised specimen was suggestive of lymphangioma.

Conclusions: On six months of follow up, the patient is doing well and asymptomatic with no evidence of recurrence.


Laparoscopy Omentum Cysts Pediatrics

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