A case of chylangioma of the mesentery in a child is reported because of its rarity.
History.—J. H., the patient, was a white American boy, 13 years of age. The mother died during her seventh pregnancy, the cause of death not being known. The father died of rheumatism and chronic interstitial nephritis with marked dropsy. Otherwise the family history was uninteresting. A history of the mother's pregnancies is as follows: The result of the first pregnancy was a girl who at the time this history was taken was 24 years old and well; the second child was a boy, aged 23, and well; the third, a girl, aged 20, and well; the fourth child was the patient. The fifth and sixth pregnancies resulted in miscarriages. The mother died during the seventh pregnancy.
The patient was born at full term; delivery was normal, and a physician was in attendance. The
ROYSTER LT. CHYLANGIOMA OF MESENTERY IN A CHILD. Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(4):637-640. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920220082008