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Revista Paraense de Medicina

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SANTANA, Augusto César Silva de et al. Intestinal sub-occlusion due cysticlymphangioma in children: case report. Rev. Para. Med. [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.2, pp.57-60. ISSN 0101-5907.

AIM: describe a case of intestinal sub-occlusion in children due cystic lymphangioma had been treated with urgent colorectal surgery. CASE-REPORT: an 11 years old boy complainning of abdominal mass located in inferior left abdominal portion, followed by pain and lack of evacuation about 9 days, ultrasound demonstred cystic multilobulated lesion in all left abdominal portion. Surgery was indicated and it shows a cystic lesion in left mesocolon squezzing descendent colon against abdominal wall, and it involves inferior mesenteric artery. A left colectomy was performed with primary colorectal anastomosis after intra-operative prepare of the right colon with satisfatory post-operative evolution of the patient. CONCLUSION: in despite of being a rare disease, the cystic limphangioma must be part of the differential diagnosis of the diseases that occurs with intestinal sub-occlusion especially with the ultrasound showing cystic lesions and when the patients were children.

Keywords : Cystic Limphangioma; Intestinal Sub-occlusion; Colectomy; Surgery.

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