Below given is a histopathological image of a blood vessel/lymph tumor.Regarding this pathology,which of the following statement is true?
A. Port wine stain
B. Cystic Hygroma
C. Glomus Tumor
D. Granuloma gravidarum
Ans:B. Cystic Hygroma.
Image shows:Cavernous lymphangioma of the tongue. Large cystic spaces lined by the flattened endothelial cells and containing lymph are present. Stroma shows scattered collection of lymphocytes.
- It is more common than the capillary type.
- The common sites are in the region of head and neck or axilla.
- A large cystic variety called cystic hygroma occurs in the neck producing gross deformity in the neck.
- Histologically, cavernous lymphangioma consists of large dilated lymphatic spaces lined by flattened endothelial cells and containing lymph.
- Scanty intervening stromal connective tissue is present .
- These lesions, though benign, are often difficult to remove due to infiltration into adjacent tissues.