A Case of Abdominal Cystic Lymphangioma Seen at The University Hospital of Antananarivo HJRA


  •   Aristide R. Raherison

  •   Ramahandry H. Rakotoarisoa

  •   Lantoniaina G. Mohsinaly

  •   Mamy L. Andriamanarivo


Cystic lymphangioma is a benign malformations of the lymphatic system. Most of them are found in the head and neck. The abdominal localization represents 2 to 5% of cases and poses a preoperative diagnostic difficulty. Most of the diagnosis is made following laparotomy indicated  because of  signs of complications. We report one case of mesenteric cystic lymphangioma in children. The revealing manifestation was chronic vomiting with repercussions on the general condition. The diagnosis was not established until after the histopathology examination of the resection piece. Resection was complete. No recurrence was observed. The quality of resection determines the postoperative outcome and prognosis of abdominal cystic lymphangiomas.

Keywords: Acute Abdomen, child, cystic lymphagioma, mesentery, recurrence


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Raherison, A. R., Rakotoarisoa, R. H., Mohsinaly, L. G., & Andriamanarivo, M. L. (2022). A Case of Abdominal Cystic Lymphangioma Seen at The University Hospital of Antananarivo HJRA. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 4(2), 13–14. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2022.4.2.1274

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