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Cystic lymphangioma of the stomach with marked reactive changes: a rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction in adult
  1. Mamita Nayak1,
  2. Suvendu Purkait1,
  3. Prakash Kumar Sasmal2 and
  4. Pradip Kumar Singh2
  1. 1Pathology and Lab Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  2. 2General Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Suvendu Purkait; dr.suvendu.mch{at}


Cystic lymphangiomas are benign lymphatic tumours which usually affect the paediatric population and are predominantly located in the head and neck region. Its occurrence during adulthood and an intra-abdominal location are both extremely uncommon. Clinically and radiologically, these lesions often mimic malignancy. Infrequently, these tumours can undergo degenerative and reactive changes obscuring the diagnostic features. We describe hereby an anecdote of cystic lymphangioma with marked reactive changes presenting with the features of gastric outlet obstruction in an adult patient.

  • pathology
  • stomach and duodenum

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  • Contributors MN collected the data and prepared the first draft of the manuscript. SP conceptualised the idea, diagnosed the case and reviewed the manuscript. PKSa and PKSi operated the case, provided the clinical data and follow-up and critically reviewed the manuscript.

  • 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.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.