A case of multiple lymphangiomas of the colon suggesting colonic lymphangiomatosis

      Most lymphangiomas are considered to be lymph vessel anomalies. The incidence in the GI tract is low, particularly in the colon or rectum. However, as endoscopic examination has become more wide-spread, GI lymphangiomas have increasingly been reported. Most are solitary, there being only two cases of multiple lymphangiomas. We encountered a patient in whom multiple filling defects were noted on barium-enema. The findings by EUS raised a suspicion of multiple colonic lymphangiomas. EUS was followed by endoscopic polypectomy, and the presence of multiple lymphangiomas was confirmed histologically.
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