Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 82–84 | Cite as

Cystic lymphangioma of the spleen: MR findings with pathologic correlation

  • K. Ito
  • T. Murata
  • T. Nakanishi


A case of histologically confirmed cystic lymphangioma of the spleen was presented. On MR imaging, the mass was shown as multiloculated hyperintensity areas on T2-weighted images, corresponding to dilated lymphatic spaces. The septa were demonstrated as hypointensity bands, corresponding to abundant fibrous connective tissues. MR findings correlated well with histologic findings. MRI was a useful noninvasive modality for the diagnosis.

Key words

Lymphangioma Spleen MRI CT, septation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Ito
    • 1
  • T. Murata
    • 2
  • T. Nakanishi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyYamaguchi University School of MedicineUbe, YamaguchiJapan
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryOkada HospitalNagato, YamaguchiJapan

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