European Radiology

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 262–264 | Cite as

Unusual presentation of a retroperitoneal lymphangiectatic cyst: a case report

  • M. Arts
  • A. De Schepper
  • P. Bracke
  • M. Kockx
Case Reports Genitouninary Radiology


Intraabdominal lymphangiectatic cysts are believed to represent congenital malformations of the lymphatics 0f mesentery, mesocolon omentum and occasionally, retroperitoneum [1, 2]. They are most frequently seen in young adults. The type of symptoms depends on the on the variety in localization. Diagnosis is often exclusionary and, although medical imaging may be indicative of the cystic nature of the lesion, a definitive of lymphangiectatic cyst can only be made histogically. We report a of a retroperitoneal, calcified lymphangiectatic cyst with caseous content in an elderly patient.

Key words

Retroperitoneal space Lymphatic system Cyst 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Arts
    • 1
  • A. De Schepper
    • 1
  • P. Bracke
    • 1
  • M. Kockx
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital AntwerpEdegemBelgium
  2. 2.Department of AnatomopathologyGeneral Hospital MiddelheimBerchemBelgium

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