Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1996 Oct;16(5):765-771.

A Case Report of Cystic Lymphangioma of Colon


Lymphangioma is a benign tumor of lymphatic origin. Lymphangioma can occur anywhere in the body and only rarely affects the intestinal tract. Most intestinal lymphangiomas are asymptomatic and detected incidentally at autopsy or surgery. Occasionally, they may be large enough to present as a mass to cause obstruction or intussusception. Recently, we examined a case of a 27-year-old woman who complained right upper quadrant abdominal pain, increased bowel sound and weight loss. By surgical resection after the double contrast barium enema and colonoscopy, we could confirm cystic lymphangioma of the transverse colon. So we report this case with brief review of relevant literature.


Cystic lymphangioma; Colon; Colonoscopy
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