Mesothelial cyst of the liver in a neonate.

Koji Komori, Ken Hoshino, Junichi Shirai, Yasuhide Morikawa

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Mesothelial cysts are very rare congenital cystic lesions that are derived from coelomic remnants. We report a neonate with a mesothelial cyst of hepatic origin. On routine antenatal ultrasound study, an intra-abdominal mass was seen. After birth, the cystic lesion's size increased to 8 cm and became symptomatic. Surgical resection was performed. Preoperative diagnostic imaging studies, including CT and MRI, did not identify the etiology, but the cyst appeared to be of hepatic origin. Intra-operatively, the cystic lesion was confirmed to have originated from the liver. Based on immunohistological analysis, the final diagnosis was mesothelial cyst of the liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-465
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric surgery international
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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