Laparoscopic Treatment of Retroperitoneal Lymphangioma in an Adult: A Rare Case
Advances in Surgical Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 9-11
Received: Mar. 21, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 22, 2014; Published: May 10, 2014
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Mutlu Ünver, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Şafak Özturk, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Varlık Erol, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Eyüp Kebabcı, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Cezmi Karaca, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Ümit Bayol, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, Izmir, Turkey
Cengiz Aydın, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Gökhan Akbulut, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
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Abstract
Retroperitoneal lymphangiomas are rare lesions and usually asymptomatic and the masses are often found incidentally by imaging technique or surgery for other purposes. Sypmthomatic abdominal lymphangiomas most often present as acute abdomen mimicking intestinal obstruction or appendicitis. Pre-operative diagnosis of retroperitoneal lymphangioma, in general, is challenging and rare, prior to laparatomy or laparoscopy. The diagnosis of lymphangiomas is based on histopathological examination of the mass. Surgery is often required for symptom control or diagnosis and the outcomes of surgery are excellent. Diagnostic tools can not always able to support differential diagnosis in such cases and laparoscopic surgical excision could be safely performed. Herein, we report a 66 year old female patient presented with right upper quadrent pain and underwent surgery to carry out for definitive diagnosis and relief of symptoms.
Keywords
Lymphangioma, Retroperitoneal, Cystic, Laparoscopy
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Mutlu Ünver, Şafak Özturk, Varlık Erol, Eyüp Kebabcı, Cezmi Karaca, Ümit Bayol, Cengiz Aydın, Gökhan Akbulut, Laparoscopic Treatment of Retroperitoneal Lymphangioma in an Adult: A Rare Case, Advances in Surgical Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 9-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ass.20140202.11
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