A 57-year-old woman was referred to the emergency department after a CT scan ordered by her general practitioner to investigate her abdominal pain showed a large cystic mass. The simple cystic appearance with its location in the small bowel mesentery prompted a provisional diagnosis of cystic lymphangioma. However, concerns regarding the size, location and local involvement of neurovascular structures presented a technical surgical challenge. Here we present a case of minimally invasive laparoscopic drainage using a modified Jackson-Pratt drain that avoided a laparotomy and open resection.
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Contributors KTC researched and drafted the manuscript with LLCW’s assistance; and MH provided the overall supervision of this case.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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