Unusual cystic lesion of anterior abdominal wall: Pseudocyst caused by preperitoneal perforation of Meckel's diverticulitis

TOKAR B. , Ozkan R., Yilmaz A. K.

European Journal of Radiology Extra, vol.51, no.1, pp.17-19, 2004 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrex.2004.04.002
  • Title of Journal : European Journal of Radiology Extra
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-19


Meckel's diverticulitis causing pseudocyst formation in preperitoneal space has not been reported yet. A 2-year-old boy was admitted with a large lower abdominal mass. Ultrasound (US) showed a large bilobular, thick-walled, fluid-filled anechoic cystic structure with internal echos. A round radiopacity located inside of the hypodense cyst was determined on computed tomography (CT) scan. The preoperative diagnosis of this complication requires a high index of suspicion. © 2004 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.