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Lymphangioma of the Gallbladder in Adults: Review of the Literature and a Case Report.
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PMID:  22052109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION: Lymphangiomas of the gallbladder in adults are extremely rare with only 10 cases published worldwide to date. CASE PRESENTATION: We herein report a case of a 26-year-old male who presented with abdominal right upper quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. An ultrasound, computer tomography scan, and magnetic resonance imaging showed a cystic mass interposed between the gallbladder and the liver with characteristics identical to those of lymphangiomas in more common locations. The patient underwent an open excision of the large spongy mass en bloc with the gallbladder. CONCLUSION: Histological findings confirmed the diagnosis of lymphangioma. Also, we provide a review of 10 cases presented in the literature, with a discussion of the clinical features, diagnosis, and surgical approach.
Authors:
Marko T Boskovski; Ahmad Saad; Gary M Israel; Ronald R Salem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4626     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706084     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St., New Haven, CT, 06520-8042, USA, marko.boskovski@yale.edu.
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