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Cystic lymphangioma of the spleen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  451648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Splenic cysts are uncommon, with fewer than 600 cases reported in the world literature. This report concerns a case of cystic lymphangioma of the spleen, consisting of a large splenic cyst with associated multiple, small, subcapsular cysts and lymphangiectasia. The cysts are lined by endothelium, and they conform to the characteristics of dilated lymphatic channels. Lymphangioma of the spleen is thought to arise from congenital obstruction of lymphatic flow, with subsequent dilatation of lymphatic channels. The diagnosis and treatment of splenic cysts are discussed and a new classification of splenic cysts is proposed.
G S Pearl; V H Nassar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-08-29     Completed Date:  1979-08-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  667-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cysts / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
Lymphangiectasis / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
Lymphangioma / pathology*,  surgery
Splenic Diseases / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
Splenic Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery

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