Pseudoascites: unusual presentation of omental cyst

Pediatr Radiol. 1990;20(7):560-1. doi: 10.1007/BF02011393.


An unusual case of omental cyst is described. The child initially presented with a unilocular intraperitoneal fluid collection on CT. After paracentesis, CT showed freely layering peritoneal fluid, with eventual complete resolution of fluid. CT eight months later demonstrated re-appearance of a multi-septated cystic mass. At surgery, an omental cyst was found.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ascites / etiology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cysts / complications
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Omentum*
  • Peritoneal Diseases / complications
  • Peritoneal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed