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J Korean Surg Soc. 2011 Jun;80(Suppl 1):S55-S58. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2011.80.Suppl1.S55
Kim HH , Park EK , Seoung JS , Hur YH , Koh YS , Kim JC , Cho CK , Kim HJ .
Division of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. ckcho@jnu.ac.kr
Abstract

Lymphangiomas are rare congenital benign tumors arising from the lymphatic system, and are mostly encountered in the neck and axillary regions of pediatric patients (95%). Lymphangioma of the pancreas is extremely rare accounting for less than 1% of these tumors. We report here on a case of pancreatic cystic lymphangioma. A 54-year-old woman presented with intermittent postprandial abdominal discomfort and radiating back pain. Abdominal computed tomography scan revealed 8 x 6.5 cm hypodense cystic mass arising from the tail of the pancreas without septa or solid component. The initial impression was a pancreatic pseudocyst. The patient underwent distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy. The histopathologic and immunohistochemical study helped make the diagnosis of a pancreatic cystic lymphangioma. Herein, we report a case of pancreatic cystic lymphangioma mimicking pancreatic pseudocyst and review the relevant medical literature.

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