Surgery Today

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 258–261

Laparoscopic Splenectomy for a Lymphangioma of the Spleen: Report of a Case

  • A-Hon Kwon
  • Hiroyuki Inui
  • Katsushige Tsuji
  • Soichiro Takai
  • Atsushi Imamura
  • Yasuo Kamiyama

DOI: 10.1007/s005950170182

Cite this article as:
Kwon, AH., Inui, H., Tsuji, K. et al. Surg Today (2001) 31: 258. doi:10.1007/s005950170182

Abstract

We present the first case report of a suc-cessful laparoscopic complete excision of a splenic lymphangioma. The splenic tumor was preoperatively diagnosed to be a lymphangioma by the combined modalities of ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and angiography. A laparoscopic splenectomy was subsequently performed and the pathological examination of the mass confirmed the diagnosis of a lymphangioma. Based on the above findings, a laparoscopic splenectomy is recommended when a splenic tumor is suspected to be either benign or borderline.

Key words Laparoscopic splenectomy Lymphangioma Spleen 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A-Hon Kwon
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Inui
    • 1
  • Katsushige Tsuji
    • 1
  • Soichiro Takai
    • 1
  • Atsushi Imamura
    • 1
  • Yasuo Kamiyama
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of Surgery, Kansai Medical University, 10-15 Fumizono, Moriguchi, Osaka 570-8507, JapanJP

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