Giant Cystic Lymphangioma of the Mesentery Causing Ileus in an Adult: A Rare Case

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  • Nazif Zeybek GATA Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi AD
  • Zafer Kılbaş GATA Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi AD
  • Fahrettin Yıldız GATA Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi AD
  • Altay Tolga Şentürk GATA Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji AD
  • İnanç Güvenç GATA Tıp Fakültesi Radyoloji AD
  • Yusuf Peker GATA Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi AD



Mesenteric cysys, Mesenteric cystic lymphangioma, Abdominal lymphangioma,, Acute abdomen


Mesenteric cystic lymphangiomas (MCLs) are rare benign tumours of abdomen and it is usually diagnosed in pediatric patients. It is very rare that an adult presents with cystic mesenteric lymphangioma. A 29-year-old man presented with ongoing abdominal pain, nausea and vomitting. On physical examination, there was distension on whole abdomen, but no palpable mass was detected. Computed tomography showed that there was a huge cystic mass, with the size of 22x20 cm, originating from ileal mesentery and the cystic mass was extanding till pelvis. Cystic mass was resected with the adjacent, approximately 25 cm, ileal segment. Histopathologic examination revealed the cystic lymphangioma of the mesentery. The clinical presentation is diverse, ranging from an incidentally discovered, asymptomatic abdominal cyst to life-threatening abdominal catastrophes. Preoperatif diagnosis is often impossible, since it has not a characterictic clinic presentation and radiologic imaging. Prognosis is perfect after complete resection. The most important factor in diagnosis is to keep the disease in mind in the evaluation of patients presenting with acute abdomen.


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Zeybek, N., Kılbaş, Z., Yıldız, F., Şentürk, A. T., Güvenç, İnanç, & Peker, Y. (2010). Giant Cystic Lymphangioma of the Mesentery Causing Ileus in an Adult: A Rare Case. European Journal of Therapeutics, 16(2), 36–38.



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