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Giant cystic lymphangioma of pancreas.
ANZ J Surg. 2008 Aug; 78(8):673-4.AJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

We report a case of a giant cystic lymphangioma of pancreas in a symptomatic middle-aged lady. Preoperative evaluation suggested benign ovarian cyst.

METHODS

Complete excision of the cyst was carried out. Excised specimen measures 32 cm x 28 cm, containing haemorrhagic fluid with multiple thin septa and attached by a pedicle to the tail of the pancreas. Pancreatic and ovarian tumour markers were within normal limits.

RESULTS

Histopathological examination showed a rare case of cystic lymphangioma of pancreas.

CONCLUSION

Cystic lymphangioma is a rare congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. Involvement of pancreas is still rarer, accounting for less than 1%. On a review of pullshed work, only 70 cases have been reported since 1913. Complete excision is the treatment of choice. This case is being presented in view of its rarity and the involvement of a complex diagnostic challenge for the surgeons.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India. sonilyngdoh@rediffmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18796026

Citation

Lyngdoh, Toijam S., et al. "Giant Cystic Lymphangioma of Pancreas." ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol. 78, no. 8, 2008, pp. 673-4.
Lyngdoh TS, Konsam R, Th B, et al. Giant cystic lymphangioma of pancreas. ANZ J Surg. 2008;78(8):673-4.
Lyngdoh, T. S., Konsam, R., Th, B., & Marak, B. (2008). Giant cystic lymphangioma of pancreas. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 78(8), 673-4. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-2197.2008.04615.x
Lyngdoh TS, et al. Giant Cystic Lymphangioma of Pancreas. ANZ J Surg. 2008;78(8):673-4. PubMed PMID: 18796026.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Giant cystic lymphangioma of pancreas. AU - Lyngdoh,Toijam S, AU - Konsam,Reena, AU - Th,Bipin, AU - Marak,Bethel, PY - 2008/9/18/pubmed PY - 2008/11/5/medline PY - 2008/9/18/entrez SP - 673 EP - 4 JF - ANZ journal of surgery JO - ANZ J Surg VL - 78 IS - 8 N2 - BACKGROUND: We report a case of a giant cystic lymphangioma of pancreas in a symptomatic middle-aged lady. Preoperative evaluation suggested benign ovarian cyst. METHODS: Complete excision of the cyst was carried out. Excised specimen measures 32 cm x 28 cm, containing haemorrhagic fluid with multiple thin septa and attached by a pedicle to the tail of the pancreas. Pancreatic and ovarian tumour markers were within normal limits. RESULTS: Histopathological examination showed a rare case of cystic lymphangioma of pancreas. CONCLUSION: Cystic lymphangioma is a rare congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. Involvement of pancreas is still rarer, accounting for less than 1%. On a review of pullshed work, only 70 cases have been reported since 1913. Complete excision is the treatment of choice. This case is being presented in view of its rarity and the involvement of a complex diagnostic challenge for the surgeons. SN - 1445-2197 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18796026/Giant_cystic_lymphangioma_of_pancreas_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-2197.2008.04615.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -