Mesenteric calcified cystic lymphangioma in an adult patient.


Abdominal cystic lymphangiomas are rare congenital benign malformations of the lymphatic system. To the best of our knowledge, only 6 mesenteric calcified cystic lymphangiomas have ever been reported. We herein describe a woman who presented to our hospital with stomachache that had been continuous for approximately 8 months. An abdominal computed tomography showed a cystic lesion. In the exploration, the cyst was totally excised. Based on the histomorphological data, a case of "calcified cystic lymphangioma" was diagnosed. Although mesenteric lymphangiomas are rare, especially in adults, they should be considered as a possible cause of abdominal pain. Treatment is surgical with resection of the mass, sometimes including resection of adjacent bowel.

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@article{Albayrak2011MesentericCC, title={Mesenteric calcified cystic lymphangioma in an adult patient.}, author={Yavuz Albayrak and Fatih Albayrak and Serdar Arslan and Ilknur Çalik}, journal={The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology}, year={2011}, volume={22 3}, pages={341-3} }