Published: 2017-01-10

Cystic lymphangioma of small bowel mesentery: a rare case report

Jignesh Rathod, Hardik Yadav, Deeksha Arora


Cystic lymphangiomas are rare neoplasms. A 49 year old male patient presented with complaints of lump in abdomen weight loss since 1 month. On examination, patient had a diffuse visible lump above the umbilicus. Ultrasonography of abdomen and pelvis showed a well-defined smoothly marginated anechoic to hyperechoic lesion in midline and left side of abdomen. CECT of abdomen and pelvis was suggestive of pedunculated small bowel leiomyoma desmoid tumor. Exploratory laparotomy with resection of affected loop of jejunum and the supplying mesentery containing the tumor and resection and anastomosis of adjacent small bowel was done. Histologically, the tumor was diagnosed as mesenteric lymphangioma.



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