Juan M. Dávila-Vega, Department of General Surgery, Hospital Regional Río Blanco, Río Blanco, Veracruz, México Amador Ramírez-Reséndiz, Department of Pediatric Oncology Surgery, Hospital Regional Río Blanco, Río Blanco, Veracruz, México Raúl Hinojos-Flotte, Department of General Surgery, Hospital Regional Río Blanco, Río Blanco, Veracruz, México Rogelio Sánchez-Soriano, Department of General Surgery, Hospital Regional Río Blanco, Río Blanco, Veracruz, México Arturo Cervantes-Bárcenas, Department of General Surgery, Hospital Regional Río Blanco, Río Blanco, Veracruz, México Julio C. López-Valdés, Department of General Surgery, Hospital Regional Río Blanco, Río Blanco, Veracruz; Department of Research, School of Medicine “Dr. Alberto Romo Caballero,” Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, Tamaulipas; Research Deparment, Cognitive Science S.A., Mexico City. México


Mesenteric cysts are infrequent and can be located anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. They can be single or multilocular and measure up to 30 cm in diameter. A 14-year-old female presented with pain in the left iliac fossa. Physical examination revealed a movable and painful tumor, not adhering to deep planes, of 15 cm×15 cm. On surgical intervention, the report was as follows: a mesentery cyst 30 cm long, adhered to the greater curvature of the stomach, lodged in the pelvic hollow and left iliac fossa. This report exemplifies a case concordant with a mesentery cyst in an unusual location



Keywords: Mesentery. Mesentery cyst. Lymphatics. Small intestine. Resection.