Case report – An acute presentation of lymphangiomatosis

Division of Colorectal Surgery, Adelaide and Meath (incorporating the National Children's) Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland.
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 02/2012; 3(5):158-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2011.08.019
Source: PubMed


Lymphangioma is an uncommon malformation of lymphatic system. Multiple colonic lymphangioma named as lymphangiomatosis is considered an extremely rare disease.
We report a case of colonic lymphangiomatosis presenting as recurrent right iliac fossa pain in a young female treated surgically.
Lymphangiomatosis is a rare but benign disease with a variety of presentations. There are few reported cases in the literature at present and no guidelines regarding the diagnosis or treatment of the same.
Our case demonstrates an unusual presentation of lymphangiomatosis treated surgically. Debate will remain on this rare condition.

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