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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 4296059, 4 pages
Case Report

A Case of a 4-Year-Old Boy with a Mesenteric Chylous Cyst Infected with Histoplasma capsulatum

1Department of Surgery, Case Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
2Department of Pediatrics, Case Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
3Gamma Path Laboratory, Kampala, Uganda

Received 11 September 2015; Revised 24 November 2015; Accepted 15 December 2015

Academic Editor: Athanasios Protopapas

Copyright © 2016 Vianney Kweyamba et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mesenteric cysts are uncommon entities and chyle- (lymph-) containing cysts are the rarest of this group. This is a case report of a 4-year-old boy with a mesenteric chylous cyst who was later found to have Histoplasma capsulatum infection.