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Rare case of a solitary huge hepatic cystic lymphangioma
Ya-Zhou Zhang, Yan-Shuo Ye, Li Tian, Wei Li
Ya-Zhou Zhang, Yan-Shuo Ye, Li Tian, Wei Li, Department of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130033, Jilin Province, China
Ya-Zhou Zhang, Department of Hand Surgery, Tengzhou Central People’s Hospital, Tengzhou 277500, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Zhang YZ and Ye YS contributed equally to this work; Zhang YZ performed the data collection, patient follow-up and photo processing; Ye YS prepared the data collection, photo processing and draft manuscript; Tian L provided patient information and performed the surgery; Li W performed the data analysis, wrote the majority of the manuscript and edited the manuscript drafts.
Correspondence to: Wei Li, MD, PhD, Department of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, 126 Xiantai Street, Changchun 130033, Jilin Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 27, 2013 Revised: June 4, 2013 Accepted: June 8, 2013 Published online: July 16, 2013
Core tip: Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of the lymphatic system. A hepatic lymphangioma is a rare benign neoplasm that is usually associated with lymphangiomas of other viscera. A solitary lymphangioma is unusual. Here, we report a rare case of a solitary huge primary hepatic cystic lymphangioma. It was discovered on routine physical examination and the patient had no obvious symptoms. The diagnosis was confirmed by histological examination. The patient has now been followed up for nearly two years after surgery and has had no recurrence.