Lymphangiomatosis in a child: Eight years' follow-up without treatment

Kuepeli S., ARAÇ A., YALÇIN B., SÖKMENSÜER C., Bueyuekpamukcu M.

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, vol.25, no.6, pp.614-619, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08880010802234879
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.614-619
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Lymphangiomatosis of the spleen with diffuse lymphangiomatosis of the bone is extremely rare and there is no consensus about management at present. Here, the authors report a child presenting initially with back pain and diagnosed as lymphangiomatosis on several sites throughout the bony structures and the spleen. The patient is in a stable state at the end of 8 years without any treatment. The authors also discuss the follow-up option that may be considered as a strategy for management.