IMAGING APPEARANCE OF ENLARGED CISTERNA CHYLI MIMICKING RETEROPERITONEAL NODAL DISEASE

Authors

  • Honeyia Imran SKMH Lahore
  • Ali SKMH Lahore
  • Rasheed Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad https://orcid.org/0009-0001-2146-9284
  • Zeeshan Sipra Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad
  • Islah Ud Din SKMH Lahore
  • Arqam Awais SKMH Lahore

Abstract

It is very common to see enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes. However there are circumstances where we report an enlarged retroperitoneal lymph node that is actually not pathological rather an enlarged cisterna chyli mimicking retroperitoneal nodal disease.

We present a case report of a patient with known hepatocellular carcinoma, CT scan triphasic liver was performed and a finding was made with enlarged retroperitoneal lymph node involved by the disease process, however MRI and FNAC correlation was advised, which turned out to be an enlarged cisterna chyli rather than enlarged retroperitoneal node.

Author Biographies

Honeyia Imran, SKMH Lahore

Fellow Body Imaging

Ali, SKMH Lahore

Consultant Radiologist

Rasheed, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad

Fellow Body Imaging

Zeeshan Sipra, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad

Fellow Interventional Radiology

Islah Ud Din, SKMH Lahore

Consultant Radiologist

Arqam Awais, SKMH Lahore

Resident Radiology

Published

2024-01-09