Soonchunhyang Med Sci.  2019 Dec;25(2):139-141. 10.0000/sms.2019.25.2.139.

A Case of Adult Intussusception Secondary to Lymphangioma of the Cecum

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Gumi, Korea. g77887@schmc.ac.kr

Abstract

Lymphangioma is benign vascular malformation, commonly found in children. It is found more often in the head, neck, and axillary area, and rarely occurs in the gastrointestinal tract such as the colon. It resembles hemangioma but consists of cystic spaces of variable sizes containing clear lymphatic fluid. Adult intussusception accounts for 5%-15% of all intussusceptions. Clinical manifestations of intussusception may include nonspecific symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, melena, and anemia. Colonic lymphangioma may be a rare cause of adult intussusceptions. We report a case of adult intussusception due to cecal lymphangioma with a literature review.

Keyword

Lymphangioma; Cecum; Intussusception; Adult

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Adult*
Anemia
Cecum*
Child
Colon
Gastrointestinal Tract
Head
Hemangioma
Humans
Intussusception*
Lymphangioma*
Melena
Nausea
Neck
Vascular Malformations
Vomiting
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