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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2000;21(1): 572-576.
대장 림프관종의 내시경적 상개절제술 2예 ( Endoscopic Unroofing Therapy for Colonic Lymphangioma - A report of two cases - )
오영수(Young Soo Oh),권광안(Kwang An Kwun),김은주(Eun Joo Kim),정일권(Il Kwun Chung),김홍수(Hong Soo Kim),박상흠(Sang Heum Park),이문호(Moon Ho Lee),김선주(Sun Joo Kim)
A lymphangionma is a rare benign tumor occuring in the gastrointestinal tract, which is composed of lymphatic vessels of various size. A sharply demarcated smooth, soft, cystic submucosal tumor which is easily compressible and covered with normal mucosa is a characteristic ally an endoscopic feature. This lesion is considered to be a benign lesion, which does not need to be treated, but in cases that involve risk of any complications or symptoms, the lesion needs to be removed. Servral endoscopic treatment methods for a symptomatic lymphangioma have been introduced, but accompanying risk of complications, such as bleeding or perforation were reported. As complete removal of a lymphangioma is impossible due to its broad base, a newly developed unroofing method is presented to be effective and safe for resection of a large lymphan-gioma. Recently, 2 cases were experienced involving a lymphangioma in the large intestine, which was removed successfully by colonscopic unroofing therapy. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2000; 21:572-576)
Key Words: Lymphangioma, Colonoscopy, Unroofing
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