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Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 106–109 | Cite as

Cystic Lymphangioma of Pancreas

  • Chhagan Bihari
  • Archana Rastogi
  • S. RajeshEmail author
  • Ankur Arora
  • Asit Arora
  • Nikhil Kumar
Case Report

Abstract

Lymphangiomas are benign hamartomatous malformations which can arise either from congenitally sequestered lymphatic channels or due to acquired obstruction caused by fibrosis of lymph channels. They are common in the pediatric age group in the soft tissue of neck and the axilla. Abdominal lymphangiomas are rare; even rarer is the primary involvement of pancreas. It occurs more frequently in females and is often located in the distal pancreas. The authors report the case of cystic lymphangioma of pancreas in a 26-year old female presenting with recurrent episodes of upper abdominal pain that was treated with laparoscopic cyst excision. Although exceptionally rare, lymphangioma of the pancreas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions, especially in young women.

Keywords

Cystic lymphangioma Pancreas Cyst excision 

Notes

Conflict of Interest

All authors state that there are no conflicts of interests.

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© Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chhagan Bihari
    • 1
  • Archana Rastogi
    • 1
  • S. Rajesh
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ankur Arora
    • 2
  • Asit Arora
    • 3
  • Nikhil Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyInstitute of Liver and Biliary SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyInstitute of Liver and Biliary SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Hepatobiliary SurgeryInstitute of Liver and Biliary SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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