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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2011, Article ID 712520, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Laparoscopic Excision of a Huge Retroperitoneal Cystic Lymphangioma

Department of Urology, The Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute, Kitano Hospital, Osaka 530-8480, Japan

Received 6 June 2011; Accepted 26 June 2011

Academic Editors: Michele Gallucci, Sigurdur Gudjonsson, and ChunHou Liao

Copyright © 2011 Yusuke Yagihashi 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.


Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma is a rare benign tumor. Most patients eventually experience some symptoms that necessitate therapeutic intervention. Excision is the treatment of choice, and some cases of laparoscopic resection have been reported. We report another case of a huge retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma that was successfully excised laparoscopically with the SAND balloon catheter. Large cystic lymphangioma was downsized by puncturing and aspirated with the SAND balloon catheter. Laparoscopic surgical technique should be considered for treatment of selected cystic lesions of retroperitoneal origin.