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A case of lymphangioma of the ileum which produced the signs and symptoms of partial intestinal obstruction has been reported. It was cured by resection and end-to-end anastomosis. A brief review of the literature discloses that this is among the rarest of benign small intestinal tumors. Previously only two symptomatic cases had been reported in the American literature. These caused gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Several European reports of such tumors causing varying degrees of intestinal obstruction were seen.
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Received: September 7, 1954
☆The statements and conclusions published by the authors are a result of their own study and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of the Veterans Administration.
© 1955 Published by Elsevier Inc.