Hepatic lymphangioma

A hepatic lymphangioma is a rare benign condition that corresponds to focally dilated lymphatic channels in the liver. 

Most cases are asymptomatic.

A lymphangioma is a benign lesion that can occur at almost any location in the body. Hepatic involvement is less common than seen in other organs2.

Multiple septa lesions with thin walls (cuboid or lacunar epithelium) filled with chylous fluid content.2

Ultrasound

Appear as a hypoechoic cystic lesions and may show occasional internal septation and intralocular echogenic debris. Lymphangiomas composed of tiny lymphatic spaces can present as echogenic lesions due to septal reflections.2

General imaging differential considerations include

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rID: 23330
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hepatic lymphangiomas
  • Hepatic lymphangiomata

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