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Title: Retroperitoneal lymphangioma.
Authors: Cherk, Martin H;Nikfarjam, Mehrdad;Christophi, Christopher
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2006
Citation: Asian Journal of Surgery / Asian Surgical Association; 29(1): 51-4
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 lymphangioma. The patient made a complete recovery and was disease-free 30 months postoperatively.
Internal ID Number: 16428102
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10081
DOI: 10.1016/S1015-9584(09)60297-9
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16428102
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Female
Humans
Lymphangioma.diagnosis.therapy
Retroperitoneal Neoplasms.diagnosis.therapy
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