Cystic pancreatic lymphangioma


NAZİM G., GÜRLÜLER E., ALİM A., BERBER İ. , GÜRKAN A.

Rare Tumors, vol.4, no.2, pp.27, 2012 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4081/rt.2012.e27
  • Title of Journal : Rare Tumors
  • Page Numbers: pp.27
  • Keywords: lymphangioma, pancreas, laparoscopic

Abstract

Lymphangioma of the pancreas is a rare benign tumor of lymphatic origin. Retroperitoneal lymphangiomas account for 1% of all lymphangiomas. Herein, we report a case of cystic pancreatic lymphangioma diagnosed in 34 year-old female patient who was hospitalized for a slight pain in the epigastrium and vomiting. Radiological imaging revealed a large multiloculated cystic abdominal mass with enhancing septations involving the upper retroperitoneum. During the laparoscopic surgery, a well circumscribed polycystic tumor was completely excised preserving the pancreatic duct. The patient made a complete recovery and is disease-free 12 months postoperatively.