Laparoscopic resection of a retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma in an adult
Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Cyst; Laparoscopy; Lmphangioma; Retroperitoneum
Cystic lymphangiomas are rare, benign anomalies of the lymphatic system. More than 95% of cystic lymphangiomas occur in the head, neck, and axilla with only 1% in the retroperitoneum. Most of these cases are diagnosed by the second year of life with only a handful of adult cases. Once a symptomatic cystic lesion of the abdomen or retroperitoneum is diagnosed, treatment usually consists of surgical excision. Traditionally, surgery requires a laparotomy. This paper describes a patient with a retroperitoneal cyst who underwent a successful laparoscopic resection. The etiology and management of adult retroperitoneal cysts are reviewed as well. Copyright © 2010 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Kasza, J., Brody, F., Khambaty, F., Vaziri, K., & Wallace, B. (2010). Laparoscopic resection of a retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma in an adult. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques, 20 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLE.0b013e3181db79a7