Adrenal lymphangioma

Adrenal lymphangiomas, also known as cystic adrenal lymphangiomas, are rare, benign vascular adrenal lesions.

According to one series, there may be a slight right-sided and female predilection 3.

They usually remain asymptomatic throughout life and are almost always incidentally detected. Rarely patients may have abdominal pain 3.

It is supposed to occur as a result of a developmental abnormality of lymphatic channels 4.

Immunohistochemistry
  • D2-40 cytoplasmic staining tends to be positive 6
  • AE1/AE3 staining tends to be negative 6

Typically seen as a cystic adrenal lesion. Internal septations may be present.

They tend to present as relatively large lesions with an average size ranging around 3 cm 6.

They are benign lesions although adrenalectomy is considered as part of treatment.

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rID: 31283
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Adrenal lymphangiomas
  • Lympangioma of adrenal gland
  • Cystic adrenal lymphangiomas
  • Cystic adrenal lymphangioma

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