Iranian Journal of Radiology

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Giant Omental Cyst (Lymphangioma) Mimicking Ascites and Tuberculosis

Asuman Nur Karhan 1 , * , Tutku Soyer 2 , Altan Gunes 3 , Beril Talim 4 , Ibrahim Karnak 2 , Berna Oguz 3 and Inci Nur Saltik Temizel 3
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1 Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Pediatric Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Pediatric Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Radiology: July 01, 2016, 13 (3); e31943
  • Published Online: May 24, 2016
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: July 29, 2015
  • Revised: October 10, 2015
  • Accepted: November 7, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/iranjradiol.31943

To Cite: Karhan A N, Soyer T, Gunes A, Talim B, Karnak I, et al. Giant Omental Cyst (Lymphangioma) Mimicking Ascites and Tuberculosis, Iran J Radiol. 2016 ; 13(3):e31943. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.31943.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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