PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 6 No. 2, 2000

 Report

Cystic Lymphangioma of the Small-Bowel Mesentery

Case Report and a Review of the Literature

Ralf J RIEKER1, Armin QUENTMEIER2, Carsten WEISS2, Ulrich KRETZSCHMAR2, Kerstin AMANN1, Gunhild MECHTERSHEIMER1, Hendrik BLĂ„KER1, Otto F HERWART1

1Department of Pathology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
2Department of Surgery and Radiology, St. Josephskrankenhaus, Heidelberg, Germany

 

Cystic lymphangioma of the small-bowel mesentery is a rare manifestation of an intraabdominal tumor in elderly patients. We present a case of a small-bowel mesentery lymphangioma, causing fever and chills and present clinical and pathologic features. Furthermore, etiology and differential diagnosis of this tumor are discussed. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 6, Nr 2, 146-148, 2000

Key words: lymphangioma; small-bowel mesentery; infection; etiology; differential diagnosis


Received: Nov 11, 1999; accepted: Mar 5, 2000
Correspondence: Ralf J RIEKER, Department of Pathology, University of Heidelberg, Pathologisches Institut, Im Neuenheimer Feld 220/221 Heidelberg D-69120, Germany; Tel: +49-62-21-56-26-66, Fax: +49-62-21-56-52-51; E-mail: ralf_rieker@med.uni-heidelberg.de

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