cystic lymphangioma

Summary

Summary: A cystic growth originating from lymphatic tissue. It is usually found in the neck, axilla, or groin.

Top Publications

  1. Igarashi A, Maruo Y, Ito T, Ohsawa K, Serizawa A, Yabe M, et al. Huge cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas: report of a case. Surg Today. 2001;31:743-6 pubmed
    ..tumor, which was 23 x 12 x 23 cm in size with 21 of serous fluid, was pathologically diagnosed as a cystic lymphangioma. The endothelial cells lining the internal surface of the cystic spaces were immunohistochemically positive ..
  2. Casadei R, Minni F, Selva S, Marrano N, Marrano D. Cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas: anatomoclinical, diagnostic and therapeutic considerations regarding three personal observations and review of the literature. Hepatogastroenterology. 2003;50:1681-6 pubmed
    b>Cystic lymphangioma is a very rare pathology and the pancreatic ones represent an exceptional report that must be considered in the differential diagnosis with others and more frequent cystic lesions of the pancreas...
  3. de Guerké L, Baron M, Dessogne P, Callonnec F, d Anjou J. Cystic lymphangioma of the breast. Breast J. 2005;11:515-6 pubmed
  4. Lyngdoh T, Konsam R, Th B, Marak B. Giant cystic lymphangioma of pancreas. ANZ J Surg. 2008;78:673-4 pubmed publisher
    We report a case of a giant cystic lymphangioma of pancreas in a symptomatic middle-aged lady. Preoperative evaluation suggested benign ovarian cyst.
  5. Bisceglia M, Carosi I, Scillitani A, Pasquinelli G. Cystic lymphangioma-like adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland: Case presentation and review of the literature. Adv Anat Pathol. 2009;16:424-32 pubmed publisher
    ..In brief we report herein the sixth case of cystic lymphangioma-like AT, which was incidentally discovered during clinical follow-up in a 39-year-old man undergoing cancer ..
  6. Aneeshkumar M, Kale S, Kabbani M, David V. Cystic lymphangioma in adults: can trauma be the trigger?. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2005;262:335-7 pubmed
    b>Cystic lymphangioma is a rare congenital anomaly of the lymphatic system. Most lesions present in infancy or early childhood with a swelling in the head and neck region...
  7. Dhrif A, El Euch D, Daghfous M, Cherif F, Mokni M, Dhahri A. [Macrocystic lymphatic lymphangioma (cystic lymphangioma) of the upper extremity: a case report]. Arch Pediatr. 2008;15:1416-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Involvement of the upper extremity and particularly the forearm is very rare. MRI is useful for the diagnosis and the definition of tumor limits. The treatment is usually challenging because of their location and rough delimitation...
  8. Colovic R, Grubor N, Micev M, Atkinson H, Rankovic V, Jagodic M. Cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas. World J Gastroenterol. 2008;14:6873-5 pubmed
    ..Although extremely rare, lymphangioma of the pancreas should be taken into consideration as a differential diagnosis of a pancreatic cystic lesion, especially in women...
  9. Okamoto D, Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Irie H, Tajima T, Nishie A, et al. Hemorrhagic mesenteric cystic lymphangioma presenting with acute lower abdominal pain: the diagnostic clues on MR imaging. Emerg Radiol. 2009;16:327-30 pubmed publisher
    ..A cystic tumor of the mesentery such as cystic lymphangioma, hemangioma, cystic mesothelioma, and dermoid was included in the differential diagnoses...

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  1. Sanaka M, Kowalski T. Cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007;5:e10-1 pubmed
  2. Ryu W, Kwak J, Seo U, Kim S, Park S, Kim C, et al. Laparoscopic treatment of a huge cystic lymphangioma: partial aspiration technique with a spinal needle. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008;18:603-5 pubmed publisher
    A cystic lymphangioma is a rare intra-abdominal lesion. Treatment is a complete excision of the cyst because of complications and a rare chance of malignancy...
  3. Kim J, Ryu W, Min B, Song T, Son G, Kim S, et al. Acquired omental cystic lymphangioma after subtotal gastrectomy: a case report. J Korean Med Sci. 2009;24:1212-5 pubmed publisher
    We herein describe a case of cystic lymphangioma in the greater omentum of the remnant stomach, which is thought it to be related with subtotal gastrectomy 10 yr ago for early gastric cancer...
  4. Chen C, Hsu S, Lin C, Cheng M, Yu J. Cystic lymphangioma of the jejunal mesentery in an adult: a case report. World J Gastroenterol. 2005;11:5084-6 pubmed
    ..Histopathologic examination diagnosed the tumor as a cystic lymphangioma. Although lymphangiomas are rare, especially in the abdomen of adults, they may sometimes present as acute ..
  5. Ogura T, Hamada H, Obata Yasuoka M, Watanabe H, Okuno S, Fujiki Y, et al. Antepartum assessment of fetal cystic lymphangioma by magnetic resonance imaging. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2002;53:237-9 pubmed
    Few reports of fetal cystic lymphangioma have described assessment in utero by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We evaluated a fetus with cystic lymphangioma by this method...
  6. Losanoff J, Kjossev K. Mesenteric cystic lymphangioma: unusual cause of intra-abdominal catastrophe in an adult. Int J Clin Pract. 2005;59:986-7 pubmed
    ..Even when asymptomatic and discovered incidentally, they must be treated surgically because of the potential to grow, invade vital structures and develop life-threatening complications...
  7. Ozdemir H, Kocakoc E, Bozgeyik Z, Cobanoglu B. Recurrent retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma. Yonsei Med J. 2005;46:715-8 pubmed
    Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma is a rare congenital malformation. The majority of lymphangiomas are present at birth and nearly all present before the age of two years...
  8. Jougon J, Laborde M, Parrens M, MacBride T. Cystic lymphangioma of the heart mimicking a mediastinal tumor. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2002;22:476-8 pubmed
    ..b>Cystic lymphangioma involving the heart has never been reported...
  9. Richmond B, Kister N. Adult presentation of giant retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma: case report. Int J Surg. 2009;7:559-60 pubmed publisher
    This case describes the rare presentation of a retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma in a 35 year old female patient...
  10. Konen O, Rathaus V, Dlugy E, Freud E, Kessler A, Shapiro M, et al. Childhood abdominal cystic lymphangioma. Pediatr Radiol. 2002;32:88-94 pubmed
    ..US and CT have a major role in the correct preoperative diagnosis and provide important information regarding location, size, adjacent organ involvement, and expected complications...
  11. Tsukada H, Takaori K, Ishiguro S, Tsuda T, Ota S, Yamamoto T. Giant cystic lymphangioma of the small bowel mesentery: report of a case. Surg Today. 2002;32:734-7 pubmed
    ..Histologically, the tumor was diagnosed as a cystic lymphangioma. Although mesenteric lymphangiomas are rare, especially in adults, they should be considered as a possible ..
  12. Singh R, Govindarajan K, Bowen C, Chandran H. Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma: a rare presentation in childhood, treated laparoscopically. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2009;19:249-50 pubmed publisher
    Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma is a rare benign lesion of childhood. A 15-year-old girl underwent laparoscopic excision of such a cyst. On histopathological examination, the resection was complete...
  13. Ates L, Kapran Y, Erbil Y, Barbaros U, Dizdaroglu F. Cystic lymphangioma of the right adrenal gland. Pathol Oncol Res. 2005;11:242-4 pubmed
    ..Right adrenalectomy was performed. Histopathological examination and immunohistochemical analysis of the cystic lesion was consistent with a lymphangioma...
  14. Applebaum B, Cunningham J. Two cases of cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas: a rare finding in endoscopic ultrasonography. Endoscopy. 2006;38 Suppl 2:E24-5 pubmed
  15. Jathal A, Arsenescu R, Crowe G, Movva R, Shamoun D. Diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lymphangioma with EUS-guided FNA: report of a case. Gastrointest Endosc. 2005;61:920-2 pubmed
  16. Rifki Jai S, Adraoui J, Khaiz D, Chehad F, Lakhloufi A, Bouzidi A. [Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma]. Prog Urol. 2004;14:548-50 pubmed
    b>Cystic lymphangioma (CL) is a rare benign tumour that may arise in various sites. The retroperitoneal site of CL is less frequent than the mesenteric site. It has a polymorphic clinical presentation...
  17. Chim H, Chuwa E, Chau Y, Chow P. Gastrointestinal: mesenteric cystic lymphangioma. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006;21:916 pubmed
  18. Rasidaki M, Sifakis S, Vardaki E, Koumantakis E. Prenatal diagnosis of a fetal chest wall cystic lymphangioma using ultrasonography and MRI: a case report with literature review. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2005;20:504-7 pubmed
    A case of fetal chest wall cystic lymphangioma diagnosed prenatally at 28 weeks' gestation is reported...
  19. Al Arfaj A, Yaseen H. Mesenteric cystic lymphangioma. Saudi Med J. 2003;24:1130-2 pubmed
    Abdominal cystic lymphangioma is a very rare congenital tumor of lymphatic origin. It usually appears in the pediatric age and frequently presents with non-specific symptoms and deceptive signs causing, at times, diagnostic dilemmas...
  20. Goh B, Tan Y, Ooi L. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: Cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006;21:618 pubmed
  21. Leung T, Lee C, Shen L, Chen Y. Differential diagnosis of cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas based on imaging features. J Formos Med Assoc. 2006;105:512-7 pubmed
    ..Lymphangiomas arising from the pancreas are extremely rare. We report the case of a 34-year-old woman with cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas without major symptoms or signs...
  22. Irisawa A, Bhutani M. Cystic lymphangioma of the colon: endosonographic diagnosis with through-the-scope catheter miniprobe and determination of further management. Report of a case. Dis Colon Rectum. 2001;44:1040-2 pubmed
    ..of colon diagnosed by catheter endosonography and review the literature on endoscopic ultrasound in cystic lymphangioma of the gastrointestinal tract...
  23. Bezzi M, Spinelli A, Pierleoni M, Andreoli G. Cystic lymphangioma of the spleen: US-CT-MRI correlation. Eur Radiol. 2001;11:1187-90 pubmed
    A case of a surgically confirmed cystic lymphangioma of the spleen is presented...
  24. Shikano T, Takeda S, Sakai M, Sugimoto H, Kanazumi N, Nomoto S, et al. Cystic lymphangioma of the gallbladder: report of a case. Surg Today. 2008;38:81-4 pubmed
    ..To our knowledge, only three other cases of a cystic lymphangioma originating in the gallbladder have been reported in the medical literature of the world.
  25. Guinier D, Denue P, Mantion G. Intra-abdominal cystic lymphangioma. Am J Surg. 2006;191:706-7 pubmed
    b>Cystic lymphangioma is an uncommon intra-abdominal lesion that is an occasional incidental finding...
  26. Pia F, Aluffi P, Olina M. [Cystic lymphangioma in the head and neck region]. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 1999;19:87-90 pubmed
    b>Cystic lymphangioma or hygroma (CL) is a rare benign pathology of the lymphatic system characterized by multiple cystic, often non-communicating concamerations...
  27. Dries A, McDermott J. Diagnosis of cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008;103:1049-50 pubmed publisher
  28. Hornick J, Fletcher C. Intraabdominal cystic lymphangiomas obscured by marked superimposed reactive changes: clinicopathological analysis of a series. Hum Pathol. 2005;36:426-32 pubmed
    ..Awareness of this unusual occurrence will lead to the correct diagnosis...
  29. Fujino A, Moriya Y, Morikawa Y, Hoshino K, Watanabe T, Shimojima N, et al. A role of cytokines in OK-432 injection therapy for cystic lymphangioma: an approach to the mechanism. J Pediatr Surg. 2003;38:1806-9 pubmed
    ..This study examines cytokine levels of aspirates from cystic lymphangiomas after injection of OK-432 and over the course of several weeks to better understand the process of tumor regression...
  30. Tsukamoto T, Tanaka S, Yamamoto T, Kakinoki E, Uemichi A, Kubo S, et al. Laparoscopic excision of a retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma: report of a case. Surg Today. 2003;33:142-4 pubmed
    ..Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma was diagnosed by abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography...
  31. Chung S, Oh K, Kim D. Mammographic and sonographic findings of a breast cystic lymphangioma. J Ultrasound Med. 2003;22:307-9 pubmed
  32. Losanoff J, Richman B, El Sherif A, Rider K, Jones J. Mesenteric cystic lymphangioma. J Am Coll Surg. 2003;196:598-603 pubmed
  33. Ikeda H, Fujita S, Nonaka M, Uehara M, Tobita T, Inokuchi T. Cystic lymphangioma arising in the tip of the tongue in an adult. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006;35:274-6 pubmed
    b>Cystic lymphangioma is a benign malformation of the lymphatic channels. Most cystic lymphangiomas are present at birth and are usually diagnosed in infancy or early childhood...
  34. Prabhakaran K, Patankar J, Loh D, Ahamed Faiz Ali M. Cystic lymphangioma of the mesentery causing intestinal obstruction. Singapore Med J. 2007;48:e265-7 pubmed
    Mesenteric cystic lymphangioma is a rare lesion that is not often described in the literature. A four-year-old boy, who presented with abdominal distension and pain, is reported...
  35. Bettaieb I, Mekni A, Bedioui H, Nouira K, Chelly I, Haouet S, et al. Huge cystic lymphangioma of the adrenal gland. A case report and review of the literature. Pathologica. 2007;99:19-21 pubmed
    b>Cystic lymphangioma of the adrenal gland is a rare and benign lesion, most often found incidentally during abdominal imaging studies, abdominal surgery or at autopsy. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Diagnosis is histological...
  36. Loberant N, Chernihovski A, Goldfeld M, Sweed Y, Vais M, Tzilman B, et al. Role of Doppler sonography in the diagnosis of cystic lymphangioma of the scrotum. J Clin Ultrasound. 2002;30:384-7 pubmed
    b>Cystic lymphangioma is a congenital lymphatic malformation that is a rare cause of extratesticular scrotal masses in children; it is frequently misdiagnosed preoperatively...
  37. Weeda V, Booij K, Aronson D. Mesenteric cystic lymphangioma: a congenital and an acquired anomaly? Two cases and a review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2008;43:1206-8 pubmed publisher
    Mesenteric cystic lymphangioma is an uncommon benign abdominal mass. Two cases of mesenteric cystic lymphangioma are presented, both in combination with malrotation and intermittent volvulus...
  38. Gómez Pascual J, Martin Morales A, Bonilla Parrilla R, Alvarado Rodriguez A, Blanco Reina F, Rodero García P, et al. [Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma. A silent disease in adults]. Actas Urol Esp. 2002;26:356-60 pubmed
    ..Treatment of choice is always surgical and a complete extirpation should be performed, unless vital structures were are involved...
  39. Sencan A, Akcora B, Mir E. The association of jejunal atresia and cystic lymphangioma in the same location. J Pediatr Surg. 2003;38:1255-7 pubmed
    ..The presence of intestinal atresia together with cystic lymphangioma in the same location has never been described before...
  40. Kim T, Lee J, Kim G, Heo J, Kang D, Song G, et al. Adult intussusception caused by cystic lymphangioma of the colon: a rare case report. World J Gastroenterol. 2006;12:2130-2 pubmed
    ..The pathological diagnosis was cystic lymphangioma of the colon...
  41. Shinozaki K, Yoshimitsu K, Honda H, Kuroiwa T, Irie H, Aibe H, et al. Abdominal cystic tumors containing small amount of fat in the septa: report of two cases. Abdom Imaging. 2001;26:315-8 pubmed
    ..Although the final pathologic diagnoses of these tumors were cystic lymphangioma and angiomatosis, the computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging features were almost identical ..
  42. Bruen K, Downey E. Successful repair of a diaphragmatic hernia through a pericardial window with acellular dermal matrix. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2007;17:383-6 pubmed
    ..A pericardial window is an effective approach for the management of chronic pericardial effusion. Diaphragmatic herniation through a pericardial window can be successfully repaired with an acellular dermal matrix. ..
  43. Moore S. Head and neck masses and fistulae children. SADJ. 2007;62:138, 140 pubmed
  44. Csak T, Folhoffer A, Horvath A, Halasz J, Diczházi C, Schaff Z, et al. Holmes-Adie syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis and celiac disease: a case report. World J Gastroenterol. 2006;12:1485-7 pubmed
  45. Rifenburg N, Batton B, Vade A. Ruptured retroperitoneal lymphatic malformation. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2006;30:61-3 pubmed
    ..They often mimic ascites but may rarely be a cause of ascites. Computed tomography (CT) imaging findings in an infant with a cystic retroperitoneal lymphatic malformation and massive chylous ascites are reported. ..
  46. Farrell P. Prenatal diagnosis and intrapartum management of neck masses causing airway obstruction. Paediatr Anaesth. 2004;14:48-52 pubmed
  47. Imhof H, Czerny C, Hormann M, Krestan C. Tumors and tumor-like lesions of the neck: from childhood to adult. Eur Radiol. 2004;14 Suppl 4:L155-65 pubmed
    ..The most common malignant tumors in the head and neck region are lymphomas and rhabdomyosarcomas. Lymph node enlargements, reactive or/and infectious, account also for a significant amount of cervical masses. ..
  48. Avitia S, Osborne R. Cystic hygroma exacerbated by pregnancy. Ear Nose Throat J. 2005;84:78-9 pubmed
  49. Kavunkal A, Ramkumar J, Gangahanumaiah S, Parimelazhagan K, Cherian V. Isolated mediastinal cystic lymphangioma in a child. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007;134:1596-7 pubmed
  50. Comstock C, Lee W, Bronsteen R, Vettraino I, Wechter D. Fetal mediastinal lymphangiomas. J Ultrasound Med. 2008;27:145-8 pubmed
    ..This ability to entwine around vital structures can make it difficult to determine the extent of involvement on antenatal sonography and to remove lymphangiomas completely, and recurrence is common. ..
  51. Kasza J, Brody F, Khambaty F, Vaziri K, Wallace B. Laparoscopic resection of a retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma in an adult. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2010;20:e114-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Traditionally, surgery requires a laparotomy. This paper describes a patient with a retroperitoneal cyst who underwent a successful laparoscopic resection. The etiology and management of adult retroperitoneal cysts are reviewed as well. ..
  52. Pistorius L, Page Christiaens G. First-trimester septated cystic hygroma: prevalence, natural history, and pediatric outcome. Obstet Gynecol. 2005;106:1415; author reply 1415-6 pubmed
  53. Zanotti S, LaRusso S, Coulson C. Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of axillary cystic lymphangiomas. J Clin Ultrasound. 2001;29:112-5 pubmed
    ..Nuchal lymphangiomas are often referred to as cystic hygromas. Few cases of axillary cystic lymphangioma have been reported, but the prognosis of this lesion appears to be less grave than that of its nuchal ..
  54. Myers P, Chassot G. Images in clinical medicine. Floating kidneys. N Engl J Med. 2007;356:1048 pubmed
  55. Mathur N, Rana I, Bothra R, Dhawan R, Kathuria G, Pradhan T. Bleomycin sclerotherapy in congenital lymphatic and vascular malformations of head and neck. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005;69:75-80 pubmed
    ..The size of swelling reduced by 50% or more in seven patients out of which three showed complete or near complete response. There were no major deleterious side effects...
  56. Mistry N, Turner M, Bogdanovic M, Nithi K, Cadoux Hudson T. A resistant case of spontaneous intracranial hypotension. Br J Neurosurg. 2008;22:705-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Subsequent CT myelography revealed a thoracic dural leak and a second directed blood patch proved effective. The aetiology, pitfalls and management of SIH are summarized...
  57. Sichel J, Udassin R, Gozal D, Koplewitz B, Dano I, Eliashar R. OK-432 therapy for cervical lymphangioma. Laryngoscope. 2004;114:1805-9 pubmed
    ..To describe our experience with sclerosing treatment of lymphangiomas in the head and neck region by intralesional injections of OK-432...
  58. Tezuka K, Ogawa Y, Satake K, Ohira M, Yamada S, Uno H, et al. Lymphangioma of the lesser omentum associated with abdominal esophageal carcinoma: report of a case. Surg Today. 2002;32:362-6 pubmed
    ..Although the etiology of omental lymphangioma is unclear, the findings in our case suggested that obstruction of the lymphatic vessels invaded by the esophageal carcinoma may be one of the causes of this disease...
  59. Perkins J, Manning S, Tempero R, Cunningham M, Edmonds J, Hoffer F, et al. Lymphatic malformations: current cellular and clinical investigations. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;142:789-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Summarize current knowledge of lymphatic malformation development, biology, and clinical outcome measures...
  60. Hadj Henni A, Ladan Marcus V, Javerliat I, Bouhzam N, Fouilhe L, Marcus C, et al. [Cystic lymphangioma: an unusual cause of lower limb lymphedema]. J Mal Vasc. 2008;33:155-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Magnetic resonance imaging before then after gadolinium showed typical aspects of cystic lymphangioma and confirmed the ultrasonography hypothesis...
  61. Kavak Z, Akman I, Basgul A, Gokaslan H, Elcioglu N. Prenatal diagnosis of Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (4p-) in association with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, cystic hygroma and IUGR. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33:105-6 pubmed
    ..CDH and cystic hygroma can lead to a diagnosis of this syndrome very early in life. We recommend genetic evaluation of a fetus with cystic hygroma, IUGR and CDH taking into consideration 4p deletion syndrome...
  62. Lai E, Li A, Leong H, Lau W. Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma. ANZ J Surg. 2005;75:365-6 pubmed
  63. Solomou E, Patriarheas G, Mpadra F, Karamouzis M, Dimopoulos I. Asymptomatic adult cystic lymphangioma of the spleen: case report and review of the literature. Magn Reson Imaging. 2003;21:81-4 pubmed
    In the present report we describe a case of an asymptomatic splenic cystic lymphangioma in a 43 year-old female. Only a few cases of this benign tumor have been reported in adult patients so far...
  64. Xu J, Freeman V, Smith P, Huggins M. Fluorescence in situ hybridization of uncultured lymphocytes from cystic hygroma fluid: a potential approach for rapid prenatal diagnosis. Prenat Diagn. 2002;22:81-2 pubmed
  65. Saleiro S, Magalhães A, Moura C, Hespanhol V. Mediastinal cystic lymphangioma. Rev Port Pneumol. 2006;12:731-5 pubmed
    ..The best treatment consists of complete surgical resection. Prognosis depends on the degree of resectability, and recurrence is not expected if the lesion is totally removed...
  66. Schuster T, Grantzow R. [Lymphangioma colli--what are the prognostic factors? Experiences with 36 cases]. Kongressbd Dtsch Ges Chir Kongr. 2001;118:501-6 pubmed
    ..A new classification of the Lymphangioma colli (LC) should allow to inform about prognosis at the time of diagnosis or prenatal sonography...