, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 784-787
Date: 10 Oct 2010

Giant cystic lymphangioma of the liver

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Abstract

Background

Giant cystic lymphangiomas of the liver are rare malformations of the lymphatic system usually found in children.

Case presentation

A 35-year-old man presenting with right upper quadrant abdominal pain for 7 months visited our clinic. Ultrasound, CT, and MRI examination demonstrated a giant cystic mass in the right trisegment of the liver. The patient underwent surgical resection and histological results of the resected specimen confirmed the diagnosis of giant cystic lymphangioma. The right upper quadrant abdominal pain subsided after the surgical resection and the patient recovered well.

Conclusion

Surgical resection is an effective therapy in treating giant cystic lymphangioma.