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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Print version ISSN 0100-6991On-line version ISSN 1809-4546
WAECHTER, Fábio Luiz; SAMPAIO, José Artur and PEREIRA-LIMA, Luiz. Cystic lymphangioma of the liver. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2000, vol.27, n.1, pp.50-51. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912000000100011.
Hepatic lymphangioma developed from a malformation that blocks the lymphatic system of a given area of the liver is a rare benign tumor observed most often in children and adolescents. The authors report and discuss a case of cystic lymphangioma of the liver in a 65 years old female patient, from a region where hydatid disease is endemic, with a complaint of epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. The patient presented a non-pulsatile mass, with severe pain at palpation in the epigastric region, The diagnostic investigation revealed a large cystic lesion in the left lobe of the liver; and she was submitted to bisegmentectomy II and III, which showed a hepatic lymphangioma. Considering the progressive character of this lesion, it should be carefully evaluated, since the removal of the lymphangioma is a safe, curative procedure.
Keywords : Hepatic lymphangioma; Hepatic cyst; Benign tumor of the liver.