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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 3:9030

First Online: 17 September 2009Received: 15 May 2008Accepted: 09 February 2009DOI: 10.4076-1752-1947-3-9030

Cite this article as: Hunter, C., Connelly, M., Lee, S. et al. J Med Case Reports 2009 3: 9030. doi:10.4076-1752-1947-3-9030

Abstract

IntroductionMesenteric lymphatic malformations are rare, benign tumors that are most commonly found in children. The presentation of these tumors is variable and may either be innocuous or life threatening. It has been suggested that mesenteric lymphatic malformations are congenital; however, there is evidence that their growth may be stimulated by local trauma.

Case presentationWe describe the first case of a mesenteric lymphatic malformation associated with acute appendicitis in a 13-year-old Caucasian boy. The patient is well six months after surgical excision of the tumor.

ConclusionThe reader should be aware that growth and-or development of mesenteric lymphatic malformations may be associated with trauma and other pro-inflammatory processes.

AbbreviationsCTcomputed tomography

MLMmesenteric lymphatic malformations

SMAsuperior mesenteric artery

SMVsuperior mesenteric vein.

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Author: Catherine Hunter - Meghan Connelly - Steven Lee - Larry Wang - Nam Nguyen

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