Gigantic lymphangioma with marked extraluminal progression of the ascending colon: report of a case

Hidetoshi Katsuno, Koutarou Maeda, Tsunekazu Hanai, Masahiro Mizuno, Takamitsu Kurashita, Tetsuya Tsukamoto

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Abstract

We report a case of gigantic cystic lymphangioma of the ascending colon excised through an open laparotomy. A 34-year-old woman consulted a gynecologist for treatment of infertility. Transvaginal ultrasonography revealed a cystic mass in the pelvis, and she was transferred to our hospital for further investigation. Abdominal enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed a bulky cystic mass, 25 cm or larger, in the abdominal and pelvic cavity. Colonoscopy revealed a cystic submucosal tumor with a cushion sign. Cystic lymphangioma was diagnosed and excised via open surgery as we could not exclude its malignant potential. Pathological examination confirmed lymphangioma. To our knowledge, this is the most gigantic lymphangioma of the colon documented in the literature. About 3 months after surgery, the patient discovered that she was pregnant and her first baby was delivered at term, uneventfully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919-923
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery Today
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26-10-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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