(redirected from lymphangiomas)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.


An abnormal mass of lymphatic vessels.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Post-operative biopsy showed single layer of endothelium lined by flat fibrocollagenous wall suggestive of lymphangioma.
In conclusion, determination and accurate anatomic location of lymphangiomas are important in surgical planning.
(2) Our literature review yielded only a few cases with the solitary lymphangiomas of the vertebral body accompanied by epidural cord compression.
Early detection of lymphangiomas is essential for better management.
Cervical thymic cyst is a rare entity with just over a 100 cases reported.1 It presents as a diagnostic challenge as it mimics lymphangioma and branchial cleft cyst which are relatively more common in the paediatric age group.
As lymphangiomas have high tendency of local recurrence, total resection is known as the best treatment choice (1,3,11,12).
Lymphangioma circumscriptum of the vulva: Report of a rare case.
In Japan, this microorganism has been successfully used in the treatment of lymphangiomas in children since 1987.
Histologically, lymphangiomas are characterized by dilated lymphatic vessels present in the papillary dermis, positivity of the lymphatic channels to the lymphatic endothelial marker D2-40, atrophy of the overlying epidermis, and elongation of the rete ridges [3, 9].
Lymphangiomas are uncommon malformations of the lymphatic system that can occur anywhere in the skin and the mucous membranes.
Management strategies in childhood lymphangiomas. Cocuk Cerrahisi Dergisi 2009; 23: 143-7.