Cystic Lymphangioma of Spermatic Cord: A Case Report and Literature Review

  • Yasir S. Jamal King Abdulaziz University
  • Sabah S. Moshref King Abdulaziz University
  • Abdel-Rahman R. Abdel-Halim King Abdulaziz University
  • Mazen O. Kurdi King Abdulaziz University
  • Husain I. Sandugji King Abdulaziz University
Keywords: Scrotal Swelling; Spermatic cord; Lymphangioma; Cystic hygroma; Child-case report; Literature review.

Abstract

Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of the lymphatic system. These tumors usually occur in the neck and axilla, occasionally in the mediastinum, retro peritoneum, and thigh. The scrotum and perineum are the least frequent sites. Although, spermatic cord lymphangiomas are very rare, they have to be considered in the differential diagnosis of the atypical cystic scrotal swellings in order to avoid misdiagnosis, improper treatment and recurrence. We report a 3-year old boy with cystic lymphangioma of the spermatic cord extending from inguinal canal down to involve the tunica vaginalis but not the scrotal wall, it was discovered intraoperatively in inguinal exploration for incompletely reducible inguinal swelling which found to be inguinal hernia in associated with the cystic lymphangioma of the spermatic cord so Lt inguinal herniotomy and complete surgical excision of the lymphangioma of the spermatic cord including the tunica vaginalis were done. Post operative followup for 3 years clinically and ultrasonographically indicated no recurrence. With presenting this case, we will review the literature on this subject.

Author Biographies

Yasir S. Jamal, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Sabah S. Moshref, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery
Abdel-Rahman R. Abdel-Halim, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Mazen O. Kurdi, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Husain I. Sandugji, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Published
2009-10-01
How to Cite
Jamal, Y. S., Moshref, S. S., Abdel-Halim, A.-R. R., Kurdi, M. O., & Sandugji, H. I. (2009). Cystic Lymphangioma of Spermatic Cord: A Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 16(4), 103-111. https://doi.org/10.4197/med.16-4.8
Section
Case Reports

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