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WHO Classification of Tumours
Lymphangioma, NOS


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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Igarashi A, Maruo Y, Ito T, Ohsawa K, Serizawa A, Yabe M, Seki K, Konno H, Nakamura S (2001)
Huge cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas: report of a case.
Surg Today 31: 743-6

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Sun LF, Ye HL, Zhou QY, Ding KF, Qiu PL, Deng YC, Zhang SZ, Zheng S (2009)
A giant hemolymphangioma of the pancreas in a 20-year-old girl: a report of one case and review of the literature.
World J Surg Oncol 7: 31

. 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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Bosman FT, Carneiro F, Hruban RH, Theise ND (Eds.)
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System.
4th Edition
International Agency for Research on Cancer: Lyon 2010