Splenic cystic lymphangioma in a young woman: case report and literature review.

Authors:
Guo-Ping Xu
Guo-Ping Xu
Fudan University
China
Hui-Fen Shen
Hui-Fen Shen
Biotechnology Research Institute
Montréal | Canada
Qian Ma
Qian Ma
Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine
United States

Acta Gastroenterol Belg 2011 Jun;74(2):334-6

Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.

Splenic cystic lymphangioma is extremely rare, with very few cases reported until now. Here, we report a case of cystic lymphangioma of the spleen in a young woman who was admitted for evaluation of abdominal pain and a mass lasting for two years. We present this case with emphasis on the problem of differential diagnosis and the difficulties of diagnostic certainty in the absence of histologic features.

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