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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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Histopathological examination showed the tumor to be lined by a single epithelium with irregular elastic fibers in the wall. H&E, original magnification ×50.
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Figure 3: Histopathological examination showed the tumor to be lined by a single epithelium with irregular elastic fibers in the wall. H&E, original magnification ×50.

Mentions: Histopathological examination revealed that the tumor was covered by flat endothelial cells followed by multiple cystic spaces. There were muscle and irregular elastic fibers in the wall, and they were irregular compared with the structure of vessels (fig. 3). The content of the tumor was pellucid and colorless, and there were lymphoid cells. It was diagnosed as a cystic lymphangioma of the chest wall.


Cystic lymphangioma of the chest wall: a case report.

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

Histopathological examination showed the tumor to be lined by a single epithelium with irregular elastic fibers in the wall. H&E, original magnification ×50.
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Figure 3: Histopathological examination showed the tumor to be lined by a single epithelium with irregular elastic fibers in the wall. H&E, original magnification ×50.
Mentions: Histopathological examination revealed that the tumor was covered by flat endothelial cells followed by multiple cystic spaces. There were muscle and irregular elastic fibers in the wall, and they were irregular compared with the structure of vessels (fig. 3). The content of the tumor was pellucid and colorless, and there were lymphoid cells. It was diagnosed as a cystic lymphangioma of the chest wall.

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