Cystic Lymphangioma of the Small Intestine in a Young Girl

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F Safarpour 1 , D Mohammadi 1 , Hossein Hemmati 2 , * , S Geranmayeh 3 , D Safarpour 4

1 Department of Surgery,Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Guilan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Department of Surgery,Guilan University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Guilan, Iran

3 Department of Pathology,Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

4 General Practitioner, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Guilan

How to Cite: Safarpour F, Mohammadi D, Hemmati H, Geranmayeh S, Safarpour D. Cystic Lymphangioma of the Small Intestine in a Young Girl, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 11(4):457-460.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 11 (4); 457-460
Article Type: Case Report
Received: December 12, 2008
Accepted: April 12, 2009

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Abstract

We describe a case of a 12-year old girl who presented with abdominal pain. A large abdominal mass was discovered on physical examination. Preoperative studies including abdominal ultrasonography and CT scan were performed, but they could not accurately determine the nature of the tumor. At laparotomy, a large cystic tumor of the small bowel was found. Histopathologic examination revealed a tumor of cystic lymphangioma. Although lymphangiomas are rare, especially in the abdomen, they may sometimes present as abdominal pain and acute abdomen, causing complications that require emergent surgery.

Keywords

Lymphangioma Small bowel Abdominal mass

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