Endoscopic Ultrasound

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136--139

Cystic pancreatic lymphangioma diagnosed with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration


Ikram Hussain, Tiing Leong Ang 
 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Changi General Hospital, Simei, Singapore

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Ikram Hussain
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Changi General Hospital, 2 Simei Street 3
Singapore

Pancreatic lymphangiomas are rare, but benign neoplasms. Historically, the diagnoses in various case reports were mostly made after surgical resection. There are emerging data concerning the utility of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) to differentiate it from more sinister pancreatic cystic neoplasms. A confident preoperative diagnosis with EUS-FNA is crucial to avoid unnecessary workup or surgery, especially for small and asymptomatic lesions. Here, we present a rare case of asymptomatic pancreatic lymphangioma which was diagnosed with EUS-FNA. The case highlights that a preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic lymphangioma can be made with certainty.


How to cite this article:
Hussain I, Ang TL. Cystic pancreatic lymphangioma diagnosed with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration.Endosc Ultrasound 2017;6:136-139


How to cite this URL:
Hussain I, Ang TL. Cystic pancreatic lymphangioma diagnosed with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. Endosc Ultrasound [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Feb 26 ];6:136-139
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