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 A: Abdominal CT demonstrates a large (8 x 5 x 4 cm) retroperitoneal cystic mass (white arrows) extending from the lower left kidney pole to the ureter intersection with iliac vessels, tightly adhered to the left ureter. B: Relationship between the lymphangioma (asterisk) and spermatic vessels (arrow). C: T2-weighted MRI showing the close relationship between the mass (asterisk) and the left ureter (arrow).

Laparoscopic Management of retroperitoneal cystic lymphangiomas in children: a systematic review and an additional case report

Abstract AIM: Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangiomas (RCLs) are rare vascular malformations which account for approximately 1% of all lymphangiomas in infancy. Surgical treatment of RCLs may be particularly challenging, due to their possible connection with vital structures. Laparoscopic excision has been recently described for RCLs also in pediatric patients, with only 14 published cases. METHODS: Authors […]

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Primary laparoscopic excision of benign mature retroperitoneal teratoma

ABSTRACT Introduction: Retroperitoneum is the third most common extragonadal site for occurrence of teratoma in children, after sacrococcygeal region and gonadal sites. Although many authors have previously reported laparoscopic removal of benign retroperitoneal teratoma in adults, the experience in pediatric setting is extremely limited. Material and methods: We report our experience with laparoscopic excision of a […]

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