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01.12.2011 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2011 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2011

Idiopathic giant abdominal lymph cyst: a case report

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Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2011
Autoren:
Thorsten H Ecke, Holger Gerullis, Christoph J Heuck, Steffen Hallmann, Carsten Lange, Jürgen Ruttloff
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1752-1947-5-21) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

THE was involved in drafting the manuscript and in the review of the literature and in performing the clinical follow-up. HG was involved in drafting the manuscript and in the review of the literature. CJH was involved in drafting the manuscript and in the review of the literature. SH participated in the surgery and was involved in the clinical follow-up. CL was involved in the review of the literature and the clinical follow-up. JR was involved in the clinical follow-up and supervised this report. All authors read and approved the final draft.

Abstract

Introduction

Giant lymph cysts are a relatively frequent complication after surgical procedures in the abdomen, often after kidney transplantation, but there are also cases after pelvic surgery such as lymphadenectomy and others. In the recent literature, there have been no reported cases of idiopathic giant lymphocyst.

Case presentation

We present the case of a 76-year-old Caucasian man who had a lymph cyst he had known of for more than 15 years. Laparoscopic treatment was necessary because of hydronephrosis of the left kidney.

Conclusion

This case shows that laparoscopic drainage and partial resection of the lymph cyst is a safe and effective treatment.

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