Cystic lymphangioma of the breast in a 6-year-old boy

J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Oct;44(10):2015-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.05.031.


Cystic lymphangiomas commonly occur in childhood, but breast involvement is an extremely rare entity that tends to be more common in adults, with only a few cases reported in children. We describe a 6-year-old boy who presented with a lump in the left breast that measured 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm. A local excision was performed, and a diagnosis of cystic lymphangioma was confirmed. There was no recurrence of the lesion after 18 months after surgical excision. A brief case description and review of the relevant literature is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms, Male / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms, Male / surgery*
  • Breast Neoplasms, Male / therapy
  • Child
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / diagnosis*
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / surgery*
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / therapy
  • Male
  • Sclerotherapy