Re: Hida scan & ultrasound normal. Help!
Mesenteric cysts are another type of abdominal cyst. This kind of cyst is so named because they develop in the mesentery, the area of the peritoneum that encompasses the gastrointestinal tract and extends from the duodenum to the rectum. While most abdominal cysts are not dangerous, they should not be ignored. Due to the simple fact that some cysts can grow from the size of a pea to a grapefruit over time, they can sometimes present complications. Pain, unexplained bleeding and bowel obstruction, should be investigated without delay.
Mesenteric cysts are a rare cause of abdominal pain. They are identified in approximately 1 of every 100,000 adult hospital admissions.1-3 The etiology of mesenteric cysts has yet to be determined, but failure of the lymph nodes to communicate with the lymphatic or venous systems or blockage of the lymphatics as a result of trauma, infection, and neoplasms are said to be contributing factors.
Mesenteric cysts are typically discovered incidentally while patients are undergoing work-up or receiving treatment for other conditions, such as appendicitis, small bowel obstruction, or diverticulitis. Clinically, patients with these cysts present with abdominal pain, distention, vomiting, and nausea, which is the common symptomology for abdominal disease. Performing a thorough physical examination and conducting ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) evaluations are key in diagnosing mesenteric cysts.
Those are just a few things I still had on my computer and not printed out. I am crossing my t's and dotting my i's. I already had a doctor tell me the wrong definition of it. He just tried to get past the subject and thought I did not know anything. He found out differently. I have landed only twice in my life in the E.R. and it was the fault of two different O.B.G.Y.N's. My faith in doctors is low. Factual research never hurts...Good luck with everything and keep us updated.