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An abnormal mass of lymphatic vessels.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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(4) Mesenteric lymphangiomas are reported in children and young adults, however a small number of cases with mesenteric lymphangioma in new-borns have been reported in the literature.
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An acquired lymphangioma (lymphangiectasia) can occur after surgery or radiotherapy because of damage to the draining lymphatic channels [2].
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Intralesional bleomycin injection in lymphangiomas treatment in children.
Histology of the resected specimen showed cystically dilated lymphatics in the surface squamous epithelium and the submucosa, focally in the muscularis propria with lymphoid fluid in the lumen, and lymphoid aggregates in the stroma between the vessel walls, consistent with lymphangioma (Figure 1(i)).
Based upon the histopathologic features, lymphangiomas are divided into three subtypes: the cystic (macrocystic) lymphangioma, which is the most common, the capillary (supermacrocystic) lymphangioma, and the corpus (cavernous, microcystic) lymphangioma, which is the most rare [3].
Inflammatory (a) Orbital cellulitis 5 20% (b) Orbital apex syndrome 1 4% (c) Frontal mucocele 1 4% (d) Mucormycosis 1 4% Pleomorphic adenoma of lacrimal gland 1 4% Pseudotumours 2 8% Trauma (retrobulbar haemorrhage) 1 4% Hodgkin's lymphoma 1 4% Squamous cell carcinoma 3 12% Lacrimal gland adenocarcinoma 1 4% Osteoblastoma 1 4% Meningioma 1 4% Haemangioma 1 4% Acoustic schwannoma 1 4% Retinoblastoma 1 4% Lymphangioma 1 4% Dermoid 1 4% Luxated globe 1 4% Table 5: Treatment modalities.
The differential diagnosis for a cystic lesion of the spleen includes lymphangioma, hematoma, abscess and parasitic cyst.6