Omental cyst presenting as tubercular ascites

  • Neha Joshi Department of Paediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • Sangeeta Yadav Department of Paediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • Bijender Singh Department of Paediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • Aashima Gupta Department of Paediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Keywords: Pseudoascites, Cystic lymphangioma

Abstract

Cystic lymphangiomas are uncommon congenital benign tumours of vascular origin with a lymphatic differentiation originating across various anatomical locations. Large intrabdominal cysts may mimic ascites. We report the case of a one-and-a-half-year-old male child with a giant cystic lymphangioma originating in the greater omentum presenting as tubercular ascites. This report aims to highlight the limitations of biochemical investigations such as ascitic adenosine deaminase (ADA) in differentiating the epidemiologically prevalent tubercular ascites from an intrabdominal cyst, especially in a resource-poor nation as ours, where invasive diagnostic procedures pose an economic burden.

Author Biographies

Neha Joshi, Department of Paediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Department of Pediatrics, Senior Resident .
Sangeeta Yadav, Department of Paediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Department of Pediatrics, Proffesor.
Bijender Singh, Department of Paediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Department of Pediatrics, Senior resident
Aashima Gupta, Department of Paediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Department of Pediatrics, Post graduate.
Published
2010-01-18
How to Cite
1.
Joshi N, Yadav S, Singh B, Gupta A (2010) Omental cyst presenting as tubercular ascites. J Infect Dev Ctries 4:183-186. doi: 10.3855/jidc.314
Section
Case Reports