Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 39(3); 2009 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009;39(3): 172-175.
대장에 발생한 림프관종증 1예
순천향대학교 의과대학 천안병원 내과학교실, *병리학교실
A Case of Lymphangiomatosis Arising in the Colon
Bum Suk Son, M.D., Chang Kyun Lee, M.D., Duk Su Kim, M.D., Yong Sub Lee, M.D., Suck-Ho Lee, M.D., Il-Kwun Chung, M.D., Sun-Joo Kim, M.D. and Ji Hye Lee, M.D.*
Departments of Internal Medicine and *Pathology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea
Lymphangioma is a benign vascular lesion that shows the characteristics of subepithelial tumor, which can proliferate in the lymphatic system. Only a few cases of multiple lymphangimas of the colon, the so called "colonic lymphanigomatosis", have been currently reported on the medical literature. Because lymphangioma is absolutely a benign tumor, it does not require any specific treatment, except for rare disease-related symptoms or complications such as anemia, intussusception and protein-losing enteropathy. Endoscopic resection for this tumor has sometimes been performed for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. We recently experienced a case of multiple colonic lymphangomas that arose in the ascending colon of a 46-year-old male patient and these lesions were found during performance of colonoscopy. The final diagnosis was confirmed by a pathologic examination of the specimen that was obtained via endoscopic resection. Follow-up colonoscopy at 1 year after the initial examination showed complete resolution of the previously noted lesions without any specific treatment. We report here on a very rare case of colonic lymphangiomatosis along with a brief review of the relevant literature. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2009;39:172-175)
Key Words: Lymphangioma, Lymphangiomatosis, Large intestine
PDF Links  PDF Links
Full text via DOI  Full text via DOI
Download Citation  Download Citation
Related articles
Colonic Lymphangiomatosis Resolved after Excisional Biopsy  2015 January;48(1)
A Case of Giant Lipoma Causing Chronic Recurrent Intussusception of the Colon  2012 June;45(2)
A Case of Endometriosis with Chylous Ascites  2010 December;41(6)
A Case of Rectal Metastasis from Primary Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Colon  2010 December;41(6)
A Case of Strongyloides Stercoralis Concurrently Invading the Stomach and Colon  2010 August;41(2)
Editorial Office
Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
#817, 156 Yanghwa-ro (LG Palace, Donggyo-dong), Mapo-gu, Seoul, 04050, Korea
TEL: +82-2-335-1552   FAX: +82-2-335-2690    E-mail: CE@gie.or.kr
Copyright © Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.                 Developed in M2PI
Close layer