A benign neoplasm composed of dilated lymphatic channels. Painless swelling is the usual clinical manifestation.
A small number of lymphangiomas of the pancreas have been reported, most commonly centred in the peripancreatic tissues. These neoplasms often occur in young adults and tend to be cystic
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. Lymphangiomas should be distinguished from serous cystadenomas of the pancreas. Serous cystic neoplasms will express keratins 7, 8, 18 and 19, while lymphangiomas express CD31
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