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LITERATURE REVIEW

Lymphangioma of the Spleen—A Rare Tumor Rarely seen in an Adult: A Case Report and a Comprehensive Literature Review

Basil George Verghese, Sanjana Kalvehalli Kashinath, R Ravi Kanth

Citation Information : George Verghese B, Kalvehalli Kashinath S, Kanth RR. Lymphangioma of the Spleen—A Rare Tumor Rarely seen in an Adult: A Case Report and a Comprehensive Literature Review. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2013; 3 (1):64-69.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1066

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-00-0000


Abstract

Lymphangioma of the spleen, a cystic, benign and slow growing tumor, is rarely seen in children and in adults and usually found only incidentally. We would like to report a case of a splenic lymphangioma in a 33-year-old female that presented to our hospital. To our knowledge this is the first case of its kind being reported from the Indian subcontinent in over 35 years. The previous case was reported in 1974 by Devi et al. In addition to this, our case is also unique because of the age of the patient and the size of the lymphangioma being one of the largest reported so far. This case report will be followed with a detailed literature review of splenic lymphangioma and its management. Abbreviations: Hb: Hemoglobin; ESR: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; APTT: Activated partial thromboplastin time; GI: Gastrointestinal; CT: Computerized tomography; MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging.


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