Asymptomatic lymphangioma involving the spleen and mediastinum in adults

Afshin Mohammadi, Mohammad Ghasemi-rad, Fariba Abassi


Developmental malformation of the lymphatic system and cystic proliferation of lymphatic vessels causes a very rare condition known as cystic lymphangioma. The malformation may involve the spleen alone or be a part of multiorgan involvement. We describe a case of cystic splenic cystic lymphangioma accompanied with mediastineal lymphangioma in a middle age woman with the emphasis on the rarity of the case in adults and the difficulties of the differential diagnosis.


mediastinum; lymphangioma; ultrasonography

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