Mesenteric cystic lymphangioma causing intestinal occlusion in an adult patient.

L. Izzo, G. Galati, P. C. Sassayannis, B. Binda, D. D'Arielli, A. Stasolla, Z. Kharrub, M. Marini, V. D'Alessandro, M. Caputo

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Cystic lymphangioma is a benign tumor of uncertain etiology characterized by a slow growth; in 2-8% of cases it is localized in the mesentery. Symptomatology is aspecific and preoperative diagnosis is often difficult. The Authors report the case of a mesenteric cystic lymphangioma in a patient who had undergone subtotal colectomy eight years earlier for an adenocarcinoma occluding the sigmoid colon. The patient was hospitalized for intestinal occlusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale di Chirurgia
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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