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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 629482, 3 pages
Case Report

Omental Lymphangioma in Adults—Rare Presentation Report of a Case

1Andhra Medical College, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam 530002, India
2Division of Infectious Diseases, Andhra Medical College, Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam 530002, India

Received 17 June 2012; Accepted 16 September 2012

Academic Editors: T. Çolak and R. R. Hutchins

Copyright © 2012 T. Narayana Rao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Lymphangioma is an uncommon benign lesion that usually occurs during childhood. Its occurrence in adults is rare. Its presentation in the abdomen is even rare. This case report describes a case of omental lymphangioma presented as retroperitoneal lump. Subsequent imaging, operative, and histological findings revealed omental lymphangioma. Laparotomy done under general anesthesia, a 10 × 12 cm cystic swelling arising from omentum, identified complete excision of the cyst done and send the specimen for histopathological examination. Biopsy report came as omental lymphangioma. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice. Prognosis is excellent and recurrence rate is very low if resection is complete. During two years of followup no recurrence was detected. Omental lymphangioma is very rare presentation among abdominal lymphangiomas specifically in adults. Complete excision is the treatment of choice. Long-term followup is required to detect recurrence.