Primary intestinal lymphangiomatosis of the ileum in an adult-the role of surgical approach

J Surg Case Rep. 2016 Aug 17;2016(8):rjw133. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjw133.


Lymphangioma is a rare benign tumor that occurs due to abnormalities occurring during lymphatic development. It is usually seen in children and young adults. The incidence of lymphangiomas in the gastrointestinal tract is very low. Here we describe the case of 43-year-old woman with lymphangioma of the ileum with infiltrative polyposis-like appearing lesions diagnosed by capsule endoscopy and treated with segmental resection of affected intestinal part with laparotomy. Lesions involving mesentery and ileum were confirmed by pathology. After surgery, the patient's symptoms improved. No further therapy was needed because of the benign manner of the lesions. Patient had no symptoms in 10 months follow-up after surgery.

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