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Pan Afr Med J. 2011;9:46. Epub 2011 Aug 27.

Giant cystic lymphangioma of the small bowel mesentery: case report.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Hospital, Fez, Morocco.

Abstract

Cystic lymphangioma is an uncommon mesenteric tumor which is usually reported in children. We describe a case of a 12-years old girl who was admitted in our hospital with abdominal distension and pain. Physical examination showed an abdomino-pelvic mass. Preoperative studies including abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography failed to determine the cause of the pain. Laparotomy found a giant cystic tumor of the small bowel mesentery. Histological studies confirm the diagnosis of cystic lymphangioma. Based on this case, a review of the literature is suggested.

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Giant cystic lymphangioma; Morocco; abdominopelvic mass; imaging; surgery

PMID:
22145071
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PMC3229204
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