Lymphangiomatosis of the ileum with perforation: A case report and review of the literature.

Authors:
Antonio Giuliani
Antonio Giuliani
University of L'Aquila
Italy
Lucia Romano
Lucia Romano
Università di Catania
Italy
Gino Coletti
Gino Coletti
S. Salvatore Hospital
Giuseppe Calvisi
Giuseppe Calvisi
S. Salvatore Hospital L'Aquila
Coppito, L' Aquila | Italy
Vincenzo Vicentini
Vincenzo Vicentini
San Salvatore Hospital
Lugano | Switzerland

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2019 May 29;41:6-10. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Surgery, University of L'Aquila, Italy.

Lymphangiomatosis is a benign proliferation of lymph vessels. Lymphatic diseases can vary from small lymphangioma to generalized lymphangiomatosis, which is a rare condition and can have several clinical manifestations. The gastrointestinal tract may be affected, but the incidence in the intestinal wall is very low. We propose in our study a case of ileal lymphangiomatosis presenting with perforation, in which the diagnosis was made after the pathological analysis of the resected intestinal tract. Although rare and not described in the literature, intestinal lymphangiomatosis could manifest itself with acute abdomen and could be a surgical urgency. This disease should be considered when intestinal perforation is observed.

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May 2019

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