Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 374-376

Lymphangioma causing duodenal obstruction in adult, rare presentation

Department of Radiology, KEM Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Prashant W Khade
Department of Radiology, KEM Hospital, Rastapeth, Pune - 411 011, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.182511

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A submucosal lymphangioma is a rare pathology in the alimentary tract. It is a benign entity of the lymphatic system. A duodenal lymphangioma is extremely rare and has an unknown etiology. Clinical and laboratory findings are nonspecific, and they are incidentally found by endoscopy and their treatment is surgical excision. Small lesions are often asymptomatic. Recently, the authors experienced a 62-year-old man, who had a duodenal lymphangioma, showing gastric outlet obstruction symptoms. A multidetector computed tomography abdomen study revealed a single submucosal cystic lesion in second part of duodenum. The lesion was successfully excised after Whipple's procedure. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of lymphangioma.

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