Journal article

Retroperitoneal lymphangioma

Martin Cherk, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Christopher Christophi

ASIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY | ELSEVIER SINGAPORE PTE LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

Lymphangiomas are rare cystic tumours that may present as cystic masses in the retroperitoneum. Retroperitoneal lymphangiomas account for approximately 1% of all lymphangiomas. Confusion with other cystic tumours of the retroperitoneum including those arising from the liver, kidney and pancreas is common. A case of a retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma occurring in a 41-year-old woman raising interesting diagnostic and management issues is reported. The patient presented with vague abdominal pain and persistent nausea. Radiological imaging demonstrated a large multiloculated thin-walled cyst involving the upper retroperitoneum. Surgical resection was complete, revealing a benign cavernous ly..

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