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2020 Feb 11

Int J Surg Case Rep


Splenic lymphangioma in adulthood: A case report.


Perez A, Perez M EC, Yuga A C, Viray B AG
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020 Feb 11; 67:250-253.
PMID: 32086147.


Splenic disease are uncommon and primary tumors of the spleen are very rare. These are classified as splenic cyst, benign and malignant tumors. Splenic lymphangioma is a rare, slow-growing benign tumor of the spleen. More often seen in children, it is a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system and is rarely seen in adulthood. When present in adults, it is usually asymptomatic and would be incidentally detected through imaging studies. Infrequently, some patients would present with abdominal pain, distension, nausea, and may have palpable abdominal mass. It may be solitary or may have multiple splenic lesions.