Chronic Low Back Pain due to Retroperitoneal Cystic Lymphangioma

Document Type : CASE REPORT


1 Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Department of Pathology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Abdominal cystic lymphangioma is a rare benign neoplasm. Less than 1% of lymphangiomas is in the retroperitoneum. Lymphangioma is mostly asymptomatic. Chronic symptoms were reported in retroperitoneal type more than others. Acute symptoms due to complications like infection, cyst rupture or hemorrhage may occur. We report an 18-years-old girl with low back pain from 6 months ago with huge pelvic mass and diagnosis of retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma.


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  • Receive Date: 22 January 2014
  • Revise Date: 16 February 2014
  • Accept Date: 08 March 2014
  • First Publish Date: 08 March 2014