Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp 857–859 | Cite as

Atypical abdominal paediatric lymphangiomatosis: diagnosis aided by diffusion-weighted MRI

  • Paul D. Humphries
  • Catherine S. Wynne
  • Neil J. Sebire
  • Øystein E. Olsen
Case Report


We report a 4-year-old child with a mesenteric mass, which on ultrasound, CT and conventional MRI appeared solid, raising lymphoma as a possible diagnosis. Diffusion weighted MRI (DW-MRI), however, suggested a low-cellularity lesion, making lymphoma less likely. Biopsy confirmed lymphangioma. DW-MRI may be a useful adjunct to conventional imaging, even in the abdomen.


Diffusion weighted imaging MRI Lymphangiomatosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul D. Humphries
    • 1
  • Catherine S. Wynne
    • 2
  • Neil J. Sebire
    • 3
  • Øystein E. Olsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyGreat Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of OncologyGreat Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of HistopathologyGreat Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenLondonUK

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