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A rare case of a peritoneal cyst arising from the falciform ligament

Anish Patel*, Valentina Lefemine and Bangalore S Ramanand

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Department of General Surgery, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ, UK

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Cases Journal 2009, 2:134  doi:10.1186/1757-1626-2-134

Published: 9 February 2009


Peritoneal cysts are rare benign intra-abdominal lesions most commonly found attached to the mesentery of the ileum. They may be asymptomatic, present with abdominal pain, bloating or discovered incidentally. We describe the case of a peritoneal cyst located in an unusual position in a female patient; attached to the falciform ligament.