[Clinical aspects of intraabdominal cystic lymphangioma in Korea].

Woon Tae Na, Tae Hee Lee, Byung Seok Lee, Seokhyun Kim, Hee Bok Chae, Seok Bae Kim, Yong Seok Kim, Sun Moon Kim, Euyi Hyeog Im, Kyu Chan Huh, Young Woo Choi, Young Woo Kang

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cystic lymphangioma is an uncommon disease, and rarely develops in the intraabdomen. The aim of this article was to discuss about clinical characteristics of intraabdominal cystic lymphangioma developed in Korea. age, sex, symptoms, locations and size of the lesions, diagnostic methods, treatments, complications and recurrence were analyzed in 13 pathologically confirmed cases of intraabdominal cystic lymphangioma and 18 cases of literature consideration reported in Korea. intraabdominal cystic lymphangioma commonly developed in adults compared to the other lymphangioma, and frequently located in the mesentery. Abdominal pain was the most common symptom, but it was a non-specific finding. Tenderness and abdominal mass were not significantly associated. The size of mass was diverse. Abdominal ultrasonography and abdominal CT were diagnostic tools most commonly used, but preoperative diagnosis was possible only in 22.6%. All patients were discharged without any complications, and no recurrence was reported. preoperative diagnosis of intraabdominal cystic lymphangioma is difficult and symptoms and signs are not specific. Intraabdominal cystic lymphangioma should be suspected in patients with non specific abdominal pain and intraabdominal mass and active diagnostic evaluation is mandatory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-358
Number of pages6
JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2010

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Na, W. T., Lee, T. H., Lee, B. S., Kim, S., Chae, H. B., Kim, S. B., Kim, Y. S., Kim, S. M., Im, E. H., Huh, K. C., Choi, Y. W., & Kang, Y. W. (2010). [Clinical aspects of intraabdominal cystic lymphangioma in Korea]. The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi, 56(6), 353-358. https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2010.56.6.353