Mesenteric cysts and intra-abdominal cystic lymphangiomas.

  title={Mesenteric cysts and intra-abdominal cystic lymphangiomas.},
  author={Howard Takiff and Riccardo Calabria and Lin Yin and Bruce E. Stabile},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={120 11},
Although mesenteric cysts and intra-abdominal cystic lymphangiomas are uncommon and clinically confusing lesions, histologic and ultrastructural evidence suggests that they are pathologically distinct. Differentiation of these lesions is important since lymphangiomas may follow a proliferative and invasive course. Of 28 cases documented at laparotomy, histologically eight patients (29%) had cystic lymphangiomas and 20 patients (71%) had mesenteric cysts. Lymphangioma was found to be exclusively… CONTINUE READING


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