Spontaneous resolution of multiple lymphangiomas of the colon: a case report

World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Mar 21;17(11):1515-8. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i11.1515.


Lymphangioma of the colon is a relatively rare non-epithelial tumor and usually presents as a submucosal polypoid lesion. Many cases incidentally discovered are usually asymptomatic. However, they may present as abdominal pain or bleeding, and their resection is normally required. Lymphangioma itself is generally recognized as a benign tumor and no cases of malignant transformation have yet been reported, although its natural history is currently unknown. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to describe a case of spontaneous resolution in multiple colonic lymphangiomas without any specific treatment.

Keywords: Colon; Lymphangioma; Natural history.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Colonic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Colonoscopy
  • Humans
  • Lymphangioma / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous*
  • Time Factors