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Cystic lymphangioma of the chest wall: a case report.

Yokoigawa N, Okuno M, Kwon AH - Case Rep Gastroenterol (2014)

Bottom Line: While it is mainly found in the cervix, cases in the chest wall are very rare.Since it gradually increased in size, the patient was referred to our department.Surgical resection was performed in one step.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Higashi Osaka Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Cystic lymphangioma is a congenital cystic malformation that occurs mostly in children. While it is mainly found in the cervix, cases in the chest wall are very rare. We report a case of cystic lymphangioma found in the chest wall of a 2-month-old girl. The patient was noted to have a tumor in the left chest wall at birth. Since it gradually increased in size, the patient was referred to our department. Transillumination and ultrasonography showed a cystic lesion in the left chest. Surgical resection was performed in one step. Histopathological examination showed a cystic lymphangioma.

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Chest ultrasonography showing three tumors with an internal hypoechoic pattern.
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Figure 1: Chest ultrasonography showing three tumors with an internal hypoechoic pattern.

Mentions: A 2-month-old girl was noted to have a tumor in the left chest at birth. The tumor gradually increased in size and the patient was referred to our hospital. No physical abnormalities had been detected at birth. At the time of hospitalization the patient's height was 57.5 cm and weight was 5.8 kg. Blood pressure, breath sounds, heart sounds and blood examinations were normal. Macroscopically, the tumor measured 4 × 5 × 1 cm. On palpation, it consisted of two soft tumors. Chest ultrasonography revealed three well-demarcated tumors with an internal hypoechoic pattern. Doppler echo showed no blood flow (fig. 1).


Cystic lymphangioma of the chest wall: a case report.

Yokoigawa N, Okuno M, Kwon AH - Case Rep Gastroenterol (2014)

Chest ultrasonography showing three tumors with an internal hypoechoic pattern.
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Figure 1: Chest ultrasonography showing three tumors with an internal hypoechoic pattern.
Mentions: A 2-month-old girl was noted to have a tumor in the left chest at birth. The tumor gradually increased in size and the patient was referred to our hospital. No physical abnormalities had been detected at birth. At the time of hospitalization the patient's height was 57.5 cm and weight was 5.8 kg. Blood pressure, breath sounds, heart sounds and blood examinations were normal. Macroscopically, the tumor measured 4 × 5 × 1 cm. On palpation, it consisted of two soft tumors. Chest ultrasonography revealed three well-demarcated tumors with an internal hypoechoic pattern. Doppler echo showed no blood flow (fig. 1).

Bottom Line: While it is mainly found in the cervix, cases in the chest wall are very rare.Since it gradually increased in size, the patient was referred to our department.Surgical resection was performed in one step.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Higashi Osaka Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Cystic lymphangioma is a congenital cystic malformation that occurs mostly in children. While it is mainly found in the cervix, cases in the chest wall are very rare. We report a case of cystic lymphangioma found in the chest wall of a 2-month-old girl. The patient was noted to have a tumor in the left chest wall at birth. Since it gradually increased in size, the patient was referred to our department. Transillumination and ultrasonography showed a cystic lesion in the left chest. Surgical resection was performed in one step. Histopathological examination showed a cystic lymphangioma.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus