Acquired omental cystic lymphangioma after subtotal gastrectomy: A case report

Jong Han Kim, Woo Sang Ryu, Byung Wook Min, Tae Jin Song, Gil Soo Son, Seung Joo Kim, Young Sik Kim, Jun Won Um

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    We herein describe a case of cystic lymphangioma in the greater omentum of the remnant stomach, which is thought it to be related with subtotal gastrectomy 10 yr ago for early gastric cancer. A 76-yr-old man was admitted to our department with postprandial abdominal discomfort and bowel habit change. Intraabdominal multilocular cystic mass was detected by ultrasonography and computed tomography. We performed a complete En-bloc tumor resection including spleen and distal pancreas, and histological examination confirmed cystic lymphangioma originated from the greater omentum of the remnant stomach. Although the etiology of omental lymphangioma remains largely unclear, these findings suggested strongly that obstruction of the lymphatic vessels after gastric resection for gastric carcinoma might be the most plausible cause. The surgical extirpation with resection of organs involved appears to be a treatment of choice for such unusual case.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1212-1215
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Korean medical science
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec


    • Abdominal Neoplasms
    • Adult
    • Gastrectomy
    • Lymphangioma
    • Omentum
    • Surgery

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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