2019: Articles in Press
Case Report

Giant Cystic Pancreatic Lymphangioma with Mediastinal Extension: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Sánchez-Bueno F
Department of General Surgery, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Clinical Hospital, Spain
Torres Costa M
Department of General Surgery, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Clinical Hospital, Spain
de la Peña J
Department of Pathology, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Clinical Hospital, Spain
Fuster M
Department of Radiology, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Clinical Hospital, Spain
Torres G
Department of General Surgery, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Clinical Hospital, Spain
Parrilla P
Department of General Surgery, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Clinical Hospital, Spain
Published November 15, 2019
Keywords
  • Lymphangioma,
  • Pancreas,
  • Cyst

Abstract

Lymphangioma is an infrequent benign tumour that is formed usually from a congenital malformation of the lymphatic ducts causing lymphangiectasis. The abdominal location represents 1-5%, with dominance in the mesentery and retroperitoneum, however, the pancreatic location is very rare having described less than 100 cases published worldwide. The clinical symptoms of the lymphangiomas are non-specific and depend of the tumour’s size and location. Here we present a clinical case of a pancreatic lymphangioma with mediastinal extension who was treated with a complete resection and this case shows that the diagnosis of cystic pancreatic lymphangioma must be taken as a differential diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions.