Laparoscopic Treatment of Splenic Lymphangioma: A Rare Case in Adults
Journal of Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 32-34
Received: Mar. 20, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 9, 2014; Published: Apr. 20, 2014
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Mutlu Ünver, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Şafak Özturk, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Varlık Erol, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Eyüp Kebabcı, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Kamil Pehlivanoğlu, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Nihat Zalluhoğlu, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
Mustafa Ölmez, T.C.S.B. Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
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Abstract
Primary benign tumors of the spleen are extremely rare and account for less than 0.007% of all tumors identified upon surgery and autopsy. The differential diagnosis is extensive and includes lymphoma, infarction, septic embolism, metastases (melanoma, breast, ovarian and lung cancer), and splenic cysts.Splenic lymphangiomas are usually benign tumors that predominantly affect children, whereas only a few cases have been reported in adults. Splenic lymphangiomas are mostly asymptomatic; therefore, the final diagnosis should be based on a combination of clinical, radiological, and histopathological findings. Their prognosis is good but there is a remarkable high risk of splenic rupture. Aspiration, drainage and sclerosis are some of the conservative managements that are accompanied with a high risk of recurrence.Surgery is always the preferable definitive treatment. We report a case of splenic lymphangioma, and discuss both diagnostic and therapeutic aspect of laparoscopic splenectomy which is the more effective procedure in these kind of cases
Keywords
Splenic Lymphangioma, Laparoscopy, Cystic Mass
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Mutlu Ünver, Şafak Özturk, Varlık Erol, Eyüp Kebabcı, Kamil Pehlivanoğlu, Nihat Zalluhoğlu, Mustafa Ölmez, Laparoscopic Treatment of Splenic Lymphangioma: A Rare Case in Adults, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 32-34. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20140202.14
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