Hepatic lymphangiomatosis mimicking polycystic liver disease

Deirdre A. O'Sullivan, Vicente Torres, Piet C. De Groen, Kenneth P. Baits, Bernard Francis King, Jerry Vockley

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Abstract

Hepatic lymphangiomatosis is a rare disorder characterized by cystic dilatation of the lymphatic vessels in the hepatic parenchyma. It can occur in the liver alone, in the liver and spleen, or in multiple organs. Clinically, diagnosis can be difficult because of the rarity and protean manifestations of this disorder. We describe a 53-year-old woman with hepatic lymphangiomatosis in whom polycystic liver disease had been previously diagnosed. In addition, we review 12 cases of hepatic, splenic, and hepatosplenic lymphangiomatosis with or without systemic lymphangiomatosis and discuss the differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1188-1192
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume73
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1998

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Liver
Lymphatic Vessels
Polycystic liver disease
Dilatation
Differential Diagnosis
Spleen

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O'Sullivan, D. A., Torres, V., De Groen, P. C., Baits, K. P., King, B. F., & Vockley, J. (1998). Hepatic lymphangiomatosis mimicking polycystic liver disease. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 73(12), 1188-1192.

Hepatic lymphangiomatosis mimicking polycystic liver disease. / O'Sullivan, Deirdre A.; Torres, Vicente; De Groen, Piet C.; Baits, Kenneth P.; King, Bernard Francis; Vockley, Jerry.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 73, No. 12, 1998, p. 1188-1192.

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O'Sullivan, DA, Torres, V, De Groen, PC, Baits, KP, King, BF & Vockley, J 1998, 'Hepatic lymphangiomatosis mimicking polycystic liver disease', Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 73, no. 12, pp. 1188-1192.
O'Sullivan DA, Torres V, De Groen PC, Baits KP, King BF, Vockley J. Hepatic lymphangiomatosis mimicking polycystic liver disease. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 1998;73(12):1188-1192.
O'Sullivan, Deirdre A. ; Torres, Vicente ; De Groen, Piet C. ; Baits, Kenneth P. ; King, Bernard Francis ; Vockley, Jerry. / Hepatic lymphangiomatosis mimicking polycystic liver disease. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 1998 ; Vol. 73, No. 12. pp. 1188-1192.
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