Lymphangioma

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lymphangioma

[‚lim‚fan·jē′ō·mə]
(medicine)
An abnormal mass of lymphatic vessels.

Lymphangioma

 

a tumor of the lymphatic vessels.

Most lymphangiomas represent defects of development. They may be localized in any part of the body and its organs and tissues, but they are found most often in the neck, skin, subcutaneous connective tissue, or retroperitoneal space (less frequently, in the liver, spleen, or kidneys). They appear as soft swellings of various dimensions in the skin or subcutaneous tissue and seem to disappear when pressed. Lymphangiomas grow slowly. They become inflamed readily. Treatment is surgical.

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Arpaia N, Cassano N, Vena GA: Dermoscopic features of cutaneous lymphangioma circumscriptum.
Haas AF, Narurkar VA: Recalcitrant breast lymphangioma circumscriptum treated by UltraPulse carbon dioxide laser.
Treharne LJ, Murison MS: C02 laser ablation of lymphangioma circumscriptum of the scrotum.
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Lymphangioma circumscriptum (LC) or microcystic lymphatic malformation is a hamartomatous malformation of the lymphatic channels of the skin.
Lymphangioma circumscriptum is the term coined by Morris.
LYMPHANGIOMA CIRCUMSCRIPTUM: Lymphangioma circumscriptum is predominantly a developmental malformation of infancy with an equal gender incidence, but it may arise at any age.
HISTOPATHOLOGY: Lymphangioma circumscriptum is composed of numerous dilated lymphatics in the superficial and papillary dermis.