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Table 3 Comparison of Chinese adult ACL cohort with other published cohorts

From: Characteristics of adult abdominal cystic Lymphangioma: a single-center Chinese cohort of 12 cases

Cohorts Tunisian (7) French (8) Chinese
Patients, n 20 9 12
Male, % 40 10 58
Age at treatment, years 46 36 39
Follow-up, months 5 28 83
Locations
 Retroperitoneum, % 23 66 50
 Omentum, % 14 11 17
 Mesentery, % 23 22 17
 Spleen, % 7 0 8
Symptoms
 Asymptomatic, % 20 22 50
 Abdominal pain, % 75 88 33
 Acute abdomen, % 10 0 0
Physical signs
 Absent, % 40 44 75
 Mass touched on abdomen, % 60 55 17
Imaging methods
 Ultrasound, % 90 100 67
 CT, % 85 77 83
 MRI, % 0 22 33
Open surgery, % 65 0 50
Laparoscopic surgery, % 35 100 33
Aspiration under CT guidance, % 0 0 17
Complete excision, % 90 100 80
Partial excision, % 10 0 20
Follow-up
 No relapse, % 90 100 80
 Relapse, % 10 0 20