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Recurrent abdominal pain in a child caused by mesenteric lymphatic malformation

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Ravibindu Ranawaka

Teaching Hospital, Rathnapura,, LK
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Abstract

Recurrent abdominal pain in children is often attributed to functional causes and constipation. In atypical presentations, pathology could be of surgical origin. Nine year old boy with recurrent episodes of abdominal pain associated with non-bilious vomiting presented with many normal radiological and haematological studies. At laparotomy, a lymphatic malformation confined to mesentery getting distended following meals causing mesenteric ischemia identified. Children with abdominal lymphatic malformation presenting with this clinical picture is very rare.

How to Cite: Ranawaka, R., 2018. Recurrent abdominal pain in a child caused by mesenteric lymphatic malformation. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, 5(2), pp.E80 1–3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8218
Published on 27 Dec 2018.
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