Oral Lymphangioma: A Case Report

J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. Oct-Dec 2005;23(4):185-9. doi: 10.4103/0970-4388.19007.

Abstract

Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of lymphatic vessels filled with a clear protein-rich fluid containing few lymph cells. It can also occur in association with hemangioma. Large lymphangioma extending into the tissue spaces of neck is referred to as cystic hygroma. Herewith, we present a case of cystic hygroma associated with lymphangioma of tongue leading to macroglossia in a 5-year-old boy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / complications
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Lymphangioma / complications
  • Lymphangioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Lymphangioma / pathology*
  • Lymphangioma / surgery
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / complications
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / diagnostic imaging
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / pathology*
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / surgery
  • Macroglossia / diagnostic imaging
  • Macroglossia / etiology
  • Macroglossia / pathology*
  • Macroglossia / surgery
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Tongue Neoplasms / complications
  • Tongue Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Tongue Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Tongue Neoplasms / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome