Small Intestinal Lymphangioma Presenting as an Acute Abdomen with Relevant Review of Literature PD01-PD02
Dr. Vijai Datta Upadhyaya,
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery, SGPGIMS, Varanasi-221206, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cystic lymphangioma of small bowel mesentery is rare with clinical features ranging from an asymptomatic abdominal lump to acute intestinal obstruction. We discuss two cases of lymphangioma of small bowel mesentery who presented to us as acute intestinal obstruction. In the first case exploratory laparotomy revealed a large multicystic lesion arising from small bowel mesentery just distal to the duodenojejunal junction having multiple small cysts filled with milky white fluid. The involved region of the bowel was excised. The second case had a large multicystic lesion involving the mesentery of proximal jejunum, dudenojejunal junction, encasing the entire superior mesenteric vessels. For this patient, debulking was done.