Laparoscopic excision of a retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma encasing the renal vessels

Hye Young Lee, Kyung Suk Han, Young Taek Oh, Kun Ho Rha

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Abstract

A 55-year-old woman, with a retroperitoneal cystic mass, incidentally found during evaluation for the cause of right upper quadrant pain, was referred to our hospital from a local clinic. Computed tomography, performed at our hospital, revealed a multilobulated cystic lesion in the right perinephric space, encasing the renal vessels, suggestive of a cystic lymphangioma. A cystic abdominal lymphangioma is a rare tumor in adults, which is difficult to diagnose preoperatively. Surgical excision is known as the treatment of choice; however, only three cases of laparoscopic excision have been reported. We report a case of a successful laparoscopic excision of a retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma encasing the renal vessels of the renal hilum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-643
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Volume46
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 1

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  • Urology

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