Single-centre results of treatment of retroperitoneal and mesenteric cystic lymphangiomas

Chih Ming Su, Ming Chin Yu, Huang Yang Chen, Jeng Hwei Tseng, Yi Y. Jan, Miin F. Chen

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Abstract

Background: Intra-abdominal cystic lymphangiomas are rare and usually present as benign large cystic masses. The treatment of choice of mesenteric and retroperitoneal cystic lymphangiomas is surgical resection. Methods: Seventeen adults, 11 male and 6 female, with a median age of 39 years were investigated. Presentation, treatment, and outcomes of the mesenteric and retroperitoneal cystic lymphangiomas were analyzed. Results: The most common symptom was abdominal pain. The median tumour size was 12.0 cm in diameter. Patients with retroperitoneal lymphangiomas were younger (p = 0.043). However, 4 out of 8 patients with the mesenteric type required bowel resection (p = 0.064). Magnetic resonance imaging allowed a good differentiation of cystic and septal structures. No postoperative complications occurred, but patients with mesenteric types had longer postoperative stays (7.0 vs. 13.5 days; p < 0.001). The long-term outcome of both groups was satisfactory. Conclusions: The surgical results were good with symptom relief. Bowel resection was common in mesenteric cystic lymphangiomas. Because of its higher resolution, magnetic resonance imaging is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Surgery
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Cystic Lymphangioma
Lymphangioma
Abdominal Pain
Therapeutics
Abdominal cystic lymphangioma
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Intra-abdominal cystic lymphangiomas
  • Mesenteric cystic lymphangioma
  • Retroperitoneal cystic lymphoma

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  • Surgery

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Single-centre results of treatment of retroperitoneal and mesenteric cystic lymphangiomas. / Su, Chih Ming; Yu, Ming Chin; Chen, Huang Yang; Tseng, Jeng Hwei; Jan, Yi Y.; Chen, Miin F.

In: Digestive Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 3, 06.2007, p. 181-185.

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Su, Chih Ming ; Yu, Ming Chin ; Chen, Huang Yang ; Tseng, Jeng Hwei ; Jan, Yi Y. ; Chen, Miin F. / Single-centre results of treatment of retroperitoneal and mesenteric cystic lymphangiomas. In: Digestive Surgery. 2007 ; Vol. 24, No. 3. pp. 181-185.
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