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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 147-148
Radiological quiz - abdominal

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Mani N, Sood BP, Suri S. Radiological quiz - abdominal. Indian J Radiol Imaging 2001;11:147-8

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A seventy-eight-years-old woman presented with a six-months history of heaviness in the lower abdomen associated with nausea and occasional vomiting. There was no history of abdominal pain, distension, weight loss or loss of appetite. Clinical examination showed our patient to be a moderately built, well-nourished elderly woman with a vague, non-tender, slightly mobile mass in the right iliac fossa. This mass did not move appreciably with respiration. Laboratory examination revealed normal hemoglobin, WBC and electrolyte counts. Ultrasound examination revealed a large oblong well-defined cystic lesion in the right iliac fossa with heterogeneous echoes within the lumen. There was no free fluid. We performed a barium enema examination and a contrast-enhanced CT scan. A barium examination and CT were performed [Figure - 1],[Figure - 2]. What is the diagnosis?

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