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An abnormal mass of lymphatic vessels.



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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Initial differential diagnosis on basis of clinical appearance and examination consisted of cystic hygroma and lipoma.
Patients and Methods: All patients with peripheral cystic hygroma (CH) presenting to us were enrolled in the study.
Many of these women have abnormal ultrasound findings such as cystic hygroma.
A unified concept of lymphangioma and cystic hygroma.
Cystic hygroma and lymphangioma: associated findings, perinatal outcome and prognostic factors in live-born infants.
Terminated cases, because of associated severe / lethal extra-cardiac pathologies (Group A) Pathological classification n = 39 Clinical diagnosis (n) Chromosomal pathologies 23 Trisomy 21 (n=13), trisomy 18 (n=8), trisomy 13 (n=2) Genitourinary pathologies 6 Bilateral renal agenesis (n=2), multicystic dysplastic kidneys associated with oligo- / anhydramnios (n=4) Central nervous system 7 Anencephaly (n=1), pathologies holoprosencephaly (n=2), hemivertebra (n=l), vermis agenesis (n=1), neural tube defect (n=2) Other 3 Severe generalized hydrops / septated cystic hygroma (n=3) Table 3.
Cystic hygroma is an aberrant proliferation of lymphatic vessels resulting from abnormal development of the lymphatic system[1,2].
Emily first hit the headlines back in 2007, when surgeons performed the ground-breaking operation after she was diagnosed with cystic hygroma, a huge swelling blocking her airway.
Mr Kinsella said: "Emily has survived numerous serious operations to treat a cystic hygroma and vascular malformation.
They are lymphatic (often called cystic hygroma or lymphangiomas), venular (venous malformations), arteriovenous (AVMs), or capillary (port wine stain).
The growth - called a cystic hygroma - had its own blood supply and was placing extra strain on Katie's heart.
The third-youngest of the Fernandezes' four children, Chloe was born with lymphatic malformation - a facial deformity sometimes called a cystic hygroma and also known as macrocystic lymphangioma.