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J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;15(1):64-67. Korean. Case Report.
Moon SB , Kim HE , Lee SK , Seo JM .
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Splenic cystic lesion is uncommon in children, and cystic lymphangioma of the spleen has not been reported in Korean pediatric patients. Here we report a case of cystic lymphangioma arising from the spleen in a 16 year-old male. The patient presented with left flank pain for 5 days after blunt trauma to the same site. On physical examination, left abdominal tenderness and a palpable spleen were noted. Abdominal ultrasound and MRI revealed multiple septated macro-cystic mass abutting to the spleen medially, suggestive of cystic lymphangioma of the spleen. Laparotomy revealed a 20 cm sized cyst in the spleen, and 2,000mL of dark-brownish fluid was aspirated from the cyst. Splenectomy was performed. Pathological examination revealed the cystic lymphangioma. Post-operative recovery was uneventful, and the patient was discharged at 7 days after surgery.

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