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Case 878

Retroperitoneal Cystic Lymphangioma

Author(s)
V. Poncelet
 
Patient
female, 43 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    CT scan of the abdomen
     

    CT scan of the abdomen shows a large cystic mass in the right hemiabdomen showing negative (-10 HU) attenuation values.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: CT scan of the abdomen;

    At a more cranial level the lesion neighbours the right kidney, the medial border of the right liver lobe, the inferior vena cava and the head of the pancreas (Morison’s pouch).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: CT scan of the abdomen;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Ct guided aspiration of the mass

    CT guided percutaneous aspiration yielded 420 ml of yellowish fluid. After the procedure the cyst was no longer visible.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Ct guided aspiration of the mass;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Electrophoretic analysis

    Electrophoretic analysis of the aspired fluid shows peaks of pre-beta-lipoproteins and chylomicrons. No neoplastic cells were found. Bacteriologic examination was negative.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Electrophoretic analysis;
     
     
CT scan of the abdomen shows a large cystic mass in the right hemiabdomen showing negative (-10 HU) attenuation values.
 
At a more cranial level the lesion neighbours the right kidney, the medial border of the right liver lobe, the inferior vena cava and the head of the pancreas (Morison’s pouch).
 
CT guided percutaneous aspiration yielded 420 ml of yellowish fluid. After the procedure the cyst was no longer visible.
 
Electrophoretic analysis of the aspired fluid shows peaks of pre-beta-lipoproteins and chylomicrons. No neoplastic cells were found. Bacteriologic examination was negative.
 
 
 
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