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A huge Omental Lymphangioma with extention into Labia Majorae: A case report

Prashant N Mohite*, Ashok M Bhatnagar and Shailesh N Parikh

Author Affiliations

Department of Surgery, SSG (Government) Hospital & Medical College, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat State, India

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BMC Surgery 2006, 6:18  doi:10.1186/1471-2482-6-18

Published: 27 December 2006

Abstract

Background

Abdominal cystic lymphangiomas are uncommon congenital benign tumors.

Case presentation

We present a case of a 4 year old female child with a cystic lymphangioma arising from greater omentum and occupying whole of the abdomen and protruding through labia mejora. Ultrasonography and CT scan confirmed the diagnosis. Complete excision of the cyst along with omentectomy done with no clinical or radiological evidence of recurrence till 6 months.

Conclusion

Due to variable presentation of abdominal lymphangiomas, extensive imaging studies are necessary for evaluation and diagnosis. Complete surgical resection is a treatment of choice.