Revista chilena de cirugía
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YANEZ M, RICARDO et al. Mesenteric lymphangioma causing volvulus. Report of one case. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2009, vol.61, n.3, pp. 285-289. ISSN 0718-4026. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262009000300012.
Lymphangiomas are rare benign lesions, most commonly seen in children and adolescents. Their intra-abdominal presentation is uncommon. We report a 19 years old male, presenting to the emergency room with abdominal pain associated with fever, vomiting and abdominal distensión. There was a history of múltiple previous consultations for abdominal pain. A plain abdominal X-ray examination suggested a bowel obstruction. At surgery a volvulus and dilation of the small bowel in relation to a vascular malformation was found, excising 40 cm of jejunum with an end-to-end intestinal anastomosis. The pathology report showed a Mesenteric Multicystic Lymphangioma. Presently, the patient is in good conditions.
Palabras clave : Volvulus; bowel obstruction; lymphangioma.