Pancreas Cystic Lymphangioma. A Rare Tumor

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Carlos Manterola & Josue Rivadeneira


Pancreas cystic lymphangioma (PCL) are extremely rare, accounting for only 1% of abdominal lymphangiomas. The aim of this study was to report a rare case of PCL, who underwent surgery; and review the existing evidence regarding its morphological, therapeutic and prognostic characteristics. 67-year-woman patient with PCL who underwent surgery at Clínica RedSalud Mayor Temuco in September 2023. In this case, a solid-cystic tumor with a major diameter of 16 cm was identified, adhering to the pancreas at the level of the body of the gland, weighing 867 grams and containing yellowish fluid in its interior. The tumor was completely excised. Subsequent to histological examination, additional immunohistochemical staining was performed for CD31, D2-40, and calretinin. The patient experienced an uneventful postoperative course and was discharged on the third postoperative day. During the follow-up, the patient remains in good general condition. LQP is a very rare tumor. Clinical features and images of this type of lesions are nonspecific. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions. Complete surgical resection with free margins is the treatment of choice; and the prognosis of LQP is favorable if it is completely resected.

KEY WORDS: "Lymphangioma, Cystic"[Mesh]; "Abdominal cystic lymphangioma" [Supplementary Concept]; "Pancreatic Neoplasms"[Mesh]; "Retroperitoneal Neoplasms"[Mesh].


How to cite this article

MANTEROLA, C. & RIVADENEIRA, J. Pancreas cystic lymphangioma. A rare tumor. Int. J. Morphol., 42(2):497-502, 2024.