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Pediatría (Asunción)

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CUASTUMAL CUASTUMAL, Maria Eugenia; DEL CASTILLO CALDERON, Jose Gabriel; VILLAMIL GIRALDO, Carlos Eduardo  and  GOMEZ URREGO, Jose Fernando. Neonatal retroperitoneal lymphangioma: presentation of two cases. Pediatr. (Asunción) [online]. 2021, vol.48, n.1, pp.73-77. ISSN 1683-9803.

Abdominal lymphangiomas are infrequent cystic tumors in pediatric patients, they represent 1% of all cases of lymphangiomas; clinical symptoms are not specific, they are usually discovered incidentally; Surgical management is currently the first-line treatment, but other therapeutic possibilities, such as sclerosing agents, must be evaluated. Depending on the size, the presence or not of symptoms and the patient's comorbidities, these alternatives become another less-invasive therapeutic option, with which good results may be achieved. Two clinical cases of neonates diagnosed with retroperitoneal lymphangioma are described, one was managed with sclerosing agents and the other with surgery, exemplifying different therapeutic options.

Keywords : Lymphangioma; doxycycline; treatment; neonates.

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