Colonic lymphangiomatosis associated with anemia

World J Gastroenterol. 2008 Oct 7;14(37):5760-2. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.5760.


Lymphangioma is an uncommon malformation of lymphatic system. Multiple colonic lymphangioma named as lymphangiomatosis is considered an extremely rare disease. Although lymphangioma is a benign tumor and most colonic lymphangiomas do not cause symptoms and do not require treatment, resection of lymphangioma is necessary in the presence of symptoms such as abdominal pain, bleeding, intussusceptions. We report a case of colonic lymphangiomatosis in a man who presented with abdominal discomfort and anemia, which was diagnosed and treated with endoscopic snare polypectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Anemia / etiology*
  • Anemia / pathology
  • Anemia / surgery
  • Colonic Neoplasms / complications*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Colonic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Mucosa / pathology
  • Intestinal Mucosa / surgery
  • Lymphangioma / complications*
  • Lymphangioma / pathology
  • Lymphangioma / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Outcome