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A patient with cystic lymphangioma in pancreas.

Mousavi SR, Moradi A, Sobhiyeh MR, Jabbehdari S, Azimi B, Lotfollahzadeh S, Sadeghi N, Jafarian N - Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench (2013)

Bottom Line: Patients usually present with epigastric pain and an associated palpable epigastric mass.At surgery the tumor was completely excised, with preservation of pancreatic duct.Histology and immunohistochemistry confirmed cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas.

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Affiliation: Department of General and vascular surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas is extremely rare, accounting for less than 1% of pancreatic tumors. Though congenital, it can affect all age groups. Cystic lympangioma occurs more frequently in females. Patients usually present with epigastric pain and an associated palpable epigastric mass. Complete excision is curative, even though, depending on the tumor location, surgery may be simple or involve extensive pancreatic resection and anastomoses. In this case report, we discuss a 63-year old patient who presented with epigastric pain and on investigation was found to have pancreatic head cystic lymphangioma. At surgery the tumor was completely excised, with preservation of pancreatic duct. Histology and immunohistochemistry confirmed cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas. This case highlights that a diagnosis of cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas should be taken into consideration as a differential diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions.

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Histological findings showed that the cystic spaces are lined by flattened endothelial cells.
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Figure 0005: Histological findings showed that the cystic spaces are lined by flattened endothelial cells.

Mentions: These cystic spaces were lined by flattened and slightly elevated endothelial cells (Fig 5). No cell atypia was found.


A patient with cystic lymphangioma in pancreas.

Mousavi SR, Moradi A, Sobhiyeh MR, Jabbehdari S, Azimi B, Lotfollahzadeh S, Sadeghi N, Jafarian N - Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench (2013)

Histological findings showed that the cystic spaces are lined by flattened endothelial cells.
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Figure 0005: Histological findings showed that the cystic spaces are lined by flattened endothelial cells.
Mentions: These cystic spaces were lined by flattened and slightly elevated endothelial cells (Fig 5). No cell atypia was found.

Bottom Line: Patients usually present with epigastric pain and an associated palpable epigastric mass.At surgery the tumor was completely excised, with preservation of pancreatic duct.Histology and immunohistochemistry confirmed cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of General and vascular surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas is extremely rare, accounting for less than 1% of pancreatic tumors. Though congenital, it can affect all age groups. Cystic lympangioma occurs more frequently in females. Patients usually present with epigastric pain and an associated palpable epigastric mass. Complete excision is curative, even though, depending on the tumor location, surgery may be simple or involve extensive pancreatic resection and anastomoses. In this case report, we discuss a 63-year old patient who presented with epigastric pain and on investigation was found to have pancreatic head cystic lymphangioma. At surgery the tumor was completely excised, with preservation of pancreatic duct. Histology and immunohistochemistry confirmed cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas. This case highlights that a diagnosis of cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas should be taken into consideration as a differential diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus