Hakan Yabanoğlu

Başkent Üniversitesi Adana Dr. Turgut Noyan Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi, Genel Cerrahi Ana Bilim Dalı, Dadaloğlu Mahallesi, 2591. Sk. 4/A, 01240 Yüreğir/Adana

Keywords: Adrenal gland, cystic lymphangioma, surgical treatment


Cystic lymphangioma is a rare benign vascular lesion that originates from lymphatic endothelial cells. Adrenal cysts are very rare with occurrence of 0.06­0.18%. Pathogenesis of adrenal lymphangioma is still unclear; however, the most favored theory is anormal development of lymphatic vessels or/and ecstasia. These lesions mostly occur in the axilla and neck region anatomically but also intra­abdomi­ nal with the occurence of 5%. Adrenal gland lymphangio­ mas are generally asymptomatic. They are often diagnosed incidentally on radiological tests or during surgery. In this study we present 2 cases of cystic lymphangioma with ad­ renal origin, a rare presentation of cystic lymphangioma hence only found in form of cases in the literature.