On imaging, renal lymphangioma
appears as a uni- or multilocular cystic mass in the perinephric space and/or in the renal sinus (Figure 2).
Three types of lymphagniomas are distinguished in the literature: the cavernous lymphangioma
, the lymphangioma
simplex, and the cystic lymphangioma
Patel GA, Schwartz RA: Cutaneous lymphangioma
circumscriptum: frog spawn on the skin.
have a signal intensity similar to or slightly less than muscle on T1-WI, and greater than fat on T2-WI, owing to the ectatic channels containing clear fluid.
But the lymphangiomas
often grow back after surgery, and patients also risk permanent injury as surgeons work around the delicate nerves responsible for facial expressions.
are rare congenital masses which are thought to be caused by failure of developing lymphatic tissue to establish a normal communication with the remainder of the lymphatic system.
is a benign tumor of the spleen involving the lymphatic endothelium.
The differential diagnosis in this case includes cellulitis, particularly preseptal or orbital cellulitis, sarcoidosis, thyroid ophthalmopathy, rheumatologic disorders, idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome (IOIS) (also known as orbital pseudotumor), metastatic disease (particularly with the patient's history of breast cancer), and tumors, including neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, lymphangioma
, liposarcoma, and lymphoma.
We report the case of a young woman with appendicular pain caused by a cystic lymphangioma
of the right iliac fossa: a rare but possible differential diagnosis.
Successful control of lymphangioma
circumscriptum by superficial X-ray.
Initial clinical research confirmed that in pate malignant tumor and lymphangioma
of the chest and abdomen, swainsonine has obviously curative effects (Goss et al.
Of these entities, lymphangioma
is an uncommon lesion in adults.