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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;47(3):577-580.
Published online March 1, 2004.
A Case of Cystic Lymphangioma of the Scrotum and Retroperitoneum was Detected in Fetus.
Joo Young Ro, Jae Un Jung, Ji Young Min, Hae Eun Lee, Bung Hun Jung, In Sook Joo, Jae Sik Sim, Kyung Yong Seo, Seok Joo Han
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Cystic lymphangioma is a relatively rare congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. It is very rare that retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma was detected by prenatal ultrasonography. There has been no case reported that scrotal cystic lymphangioma was detected by prenatal ultrasonography. We detected a cystic structure with multiseptation in the scrotum at 30 weeks gestation. In addition, we detected the same structure in the retroperitoneum at 35 weeks gestation by routine ultrasonography. Because of increasing size of the cyst, we performed induction delivery at 38 weeks gestation. Operation of the neonate was performed on the 13th day after birth by a pediatric surgeon and the mass was excised and confirmed as cystic lymphangioma. We experienced a case of huge cystic lymphangioma of the retroperitoneum and scrotum by prenatal sonography and report our case with a brief review of literature.
Key Words: Cystic lymphangioma, Scrotum, Retroperitoneum, Prenatal ultrasonography


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