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Lymphangioma circumscriptum in an adult: an unusual oral presentation.

Ganesh C, Sangeetha GS, Narayanan V, Umamaheswari TN - J Clin Imaging Sci (2013)

Bottom Line: This lymphatic malformation is characterized by an abnormal proliferation of lymphatic vessels.In most of the cases, surgical excision is the treatment of choice.The prognosis is good for most patients, but recurrence has also been reported in some cases, presumably because the lesion is interwoven between muscle fibers, preventing complete removal.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, S.R.M. Kattankulathur Dental College, Potheri, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

ABSTRACT
Lymphangioma is a benign hamartomatous tumor of lymphatic vessels. This lymphatic malformation is characterized by an abnormal proliferation of lymphatic vessels. Extra-oral lymphangiomas occur more frequently in the neck region predominantly in the posterior triangle, while intra-oral lymphangiomas are commonly seen in the tongue mainly on the dorsum surface. Various imaging modalities such as ultrasound and color Doppler are very useful in viewing the extent of the lesion. In most of the cases, surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The prognosis is good for most patients, but recurrence has also been reported in some cases, presumably because the lesion is interwoven between muscle fibers, preventing complete removal. This case report discusses the clinical features, color Doppler imaging, histopathology, and treatment of lymphangioma.

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29-year-old female with swelling on the right side of her tongue diagnosed as lymphangioma circumscriptum. Soft-tissue ultrasonograph of the tongue demonstrates a well-defined heterogeneous soft tissue mass of 2.3 cm × 3.3 cm × 2.4 cm (yellow arrows) seen on the right half of the tongue suggestive of a soft tissue tumor.
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Figure 4: 29-year-old female with swelling on the right side of her tongue diagnosed as lymphangioma circumscriptum. Soft-tissue ultrasonograph of the tongue demonstrates a well-defined heterogeneous soft tissue mass of 2.3 cm × 3.3 cm × 2.4 cm (yellow arrows) seen on the right half of the tongue suggestive of a soft tissue tumor.

Mentions: Soft-tissue ultrasonograph of the tongue demonstrated a well-defined heterogeneous soft-tissue mass of 2.3 cm × 3.3 cm × 2.4 cm on the right half of the tongue [Figure 4]. Dilated arteries and veins were seen in the right submental region on color Doppler studies suggesting that it could be a vascular malformation [Figure 5].


Lymphangioma circumscriptum in an adult: an unusual oral presentation.

Ganesh C, Sangeetha GS, Narayanan V, Umamaheswari TN - J Clin Imaging Sci (2013)

29-year-old female with swelling on the right side of her tongue diagnosed as lymphangioma circumscriptum. Soft-tissue ultrasonograph of the tongue demonstrates a well-defined heterogeneous soft tissue mass of 2.3 cm × 3.3 cm × 2.4 cm (yellow arrows) seen on the right half of the tongue suggestive of a soft tissue tumor.
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Figure 4: 29-year-old female with swelling on the right side of her tongue diagnosed as lymphangioma circumscriptum. Soft-tissue ultrasonograph of the tongue demonstrates a well-defined heterogeneous soft tissue mass of 2.3 cm × 3.3 cm × 2.4 cm (yellow arrows) seen on the right half of the tongue suggestive of a soft tissue tumor.
Mentions: Soft-tissue ultrasonograph of the tongue demonstrated a well-defined heterogeneous soft-tissue mass of 2.3 cm × 3.3 cm × 2.4 cm on the right half of the tongue [Figure 4]. Dilated arteries and veins were seen in the right submental region on color Doppler studies suggesting that it could be a vascular malformation [Figure 5].

Bottom Line: This lymphatic malformation is characterized by an abnormal proliferation of lymphatic vessels.In most of the cases, surgical excision is the treatment of choice.The prognosis is good for most patients, but recurrence has also been reported in some cases, presumably because the lesion is interwoven between muscle fibers, preventing complete removal.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, S.R.M. Kattankulathur Dental College, Potheri, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

ABSTRACT
Lymphangioma is a benign hamartomatous tumor of lymphatic vessels. This lymphatic malformation is characterized by an abnormal proliferation of lymphatic vessels. Extra-oral lymphangiomas occur more frequently in the neck region predominantly in the posterior triangle, while intra-oral lymphangiomas are commonly seen in the tongue mainly on the dorsum surface. Various imaging modalities such as ultrasound and color Doppler are very useful in viewing the extent of the lesion. In most of the cases, surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The prognosis is good for most patients, but recurrence has also been reported in some cases, presumably because the lesion is interwoven between muscle fibers, preventing complete removal. This case report discusses the clinical features, color Doppler imaging, histopathology, and treatment of lymphangioma.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus