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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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CRUZ GUERRA, Nicolás Alberto et al. Giant retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma in adults. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2005, vol.58, n.7, pp.685-688. ISSN 0004-0614.

OBJECTIVES: To report one case of retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma in an adult patient. METHODS: We describe the case of a 70-year-old female patient who complained of periumbilical pain and progressive increases of abdominal perimeter over a few months. Physical examination showed a great abdominal mass; CT scan confirmed its cystic nature. The indication of surgery was established. RESULTS: complete lesion excision. Pathology report showed the definitive diagnosis of cystic lymphangioma. No evidence of disease after one year. CONCLUSIONS: We emphasize that it is an unfrequent type of retroperitoneal neoplasias in the adult age. We concur with other authors in the importance of complete excision.

Keywords : Cystic lymphangioma; Retroperitoneum neoplasia; Surgery.

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