Cystic lymphangioma of the spleen mimicking hydatid disease

Anadol A. Z. , Oguz M., Bayramoglu H., Edali M.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.26, sa.4, ss.309-311, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00004836-199806000-00021
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.309-311


Cystic lymphangioma is a very rare condition generally accepted to be the result of a developmental malformation of the lymphatic system (1). Usually seen in children, it occurs infrequently in adults. The neck (75%) and axillary regions (20%) are the most common locations of lymphangioma, but it can occur in the retroperitoneum, mediastinum, mesentery, omentum, colon, pelvis, groin, bone, skin, scrotum, and spleen (1). We present a cystic lymphangioma of the spleen with emphasis on its rarity in this site and problems of differential diagnosis with hydatid disease.