Skip to main content
Log in

Gallbladder lymphangioma: MR findings

  • Published:
Abdominal Imaging Aims and scope Submit manuscript

Abstract

Intraabdominal lymphangiomas are rare lesions that can be difficult to diagnose. We report ultrasonographic (US), computed tomographic (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and pathologic findings in a patient with cavernous lymphangioma originating in the gallbladder. US and CT showed a multiseptated cystic mass in the gallbladder fossa. T2-weighted MR images and MR cholangiopancreatography depicted the lumen of the gallbladder and thin septations of the cystic mass, which originated in the gallbladder. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography showed no apparent communication between the cyst and the gallbladder. Histologic findings obtained during the operation were consistent with cavernous lymphangioma. Its characteristic histology was observed in the subserosal layer of the gallbladder. This case is a rare instance of cavernous lymphangioma originating in the gallbladder preoperatively diagnosed by MR and MR cholangiopancreatography.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or Ebook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Additional information

Received: 22 February 2001/Accepted: 21 March 2001

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Choi, JY., Kim, MJ., Chung, JJ. et al. Gallbladder lymphangioma: MR findings. Abdom Imaging 27, 54–57 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-001-0051-6

Download citation

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-001-0051-6

Navigation