Huge cystic lymphangioma mimicking ovarian malignancy: A case report

Caglar YILDIZ, Kursat KARADAYI, Cihat SARKIS, Ali CETIN
2011 The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology  
Anahtar kelimeler: Kistik lenfanjiyom, sigmoid kolon, pelvik kitle Lymphangiomas are rare benign congenital malformations of the lymphatic system. Clinical presentation varies from asymptomatic masses to acute abdominal pain. A 25-year-old female who presented with acute onset of abdominal distension and severe pelvic pain is presented. As a palpable mass was found on the pelvic examination and ultrasonography demonstrated a hypoechoic cystic mass, an ovarian malignancy was suspected.
more » ... uspected. Exploratory laparotomy was performed and revealed cystic lymphangioma of the sigmoid colon. The clinical, radiological and pathological findings of the patient are discussed with a brief review of the literature.
doi:10.4318/tjg.2011.0225 pmid:21805429 fatcat:q7cmvzqodfbkhewbu3m6ubed7a