Hepatology International

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 784–787

Giant cystic lymphangioma of the liver

  • Liang Huang
  • Jing Li
  • Feiguo Zhou
  • Jianjun Yan
  • Caifeng Liu
  • Anli Yue Zhou
  • Albert Tang
  • Yiqun Yan
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12072-010-9220-4

Cite this article as:
Huang, L., Li, J., Zhou, F. et al. Hepatol Int (2010) 4: 784. doi:10.1007/s12072-010-9220-4

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.

Keywords

HepaticLymphangiomaAbdominal painSurgical treatment

Copyright information

© Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Liang Huang
    • 1
  • Jing Li
    • 1
  • Feiguo Zhou
    • 1
  • Jianjun Yan
    • 1
  • Caifeng Liu
    • 1
  • Anli Yue Zhou
    • 2
  • Albert Tang
    • 2
  • Yiqun Yan
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of Hepatic Surgery, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery HospitalSecond Military Medical UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.University of ManchesterManchesterUK