Intra-abdominal lymphangioma: A case report

Shahab Shayesteh, Kevan J. Salimian, Daniel Fadaei Fouladi, Alejandra Blanco, Elliot K. Fishman, Satomi Kawamoto

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Lymphangioma is a rare, benign congenital malformation of the lymphatic system that usually affects the neck and head in children. Intra-abdominal lymphangioma accounts for less than 5 percent of all cases of lymphangioma. The clinical presentation of intra-abdominal lymphangioma can vary from asymptomatic to nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. The diagnosis of intra-abdominal lymphangioma is based on imaging modalities and histopathological examination. The definitive treatment is surgical resection. Here we describe the interesting and rare case of a 29-year-old woman with lymphangioma of the retroperitoneum extending to the root of the mesentery. We focus on the diagnosis and management of this rare tumor by the application of radiological modalities and pathological analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • CT scan
  • Cinematic rendering
  • Intra-abdominal lymphangioma
  • Mesenteric
  • Retroperitoneal
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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