Use of argon beam ablation and sclerotherapy in the treatment of a case of life-threatening total abdominal lymphangiomatosis

J Pediatr Surg. 1994 Feb;29(2):322-3. doi: 10.1016/0022-3468(94)90340-9.


Congenital peritoneal and retroperitoneal lymphangiomas are rare lesions, which are often difficult to treat. This is the case of a 15 year old who had life-threatening complications from diffuse abdominal lymphagiomatosis after failure of accepted medical and surgical therapies. The authors describe the use of the argon beam coagulator in the treatment of this disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Argon
  • Ascites / therapy
  • Catheter Ablation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphangioma / therapy*
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Sclerotherapy*


  • Argon