Lymphangioma

LYMPHANGIOMA


LYMPHANGIOMA

  • Lymphangiomas are benign tumours of lymphatic vessels.
  • It is congenital
  • Cluster of dilated lymph sacs in skin and subcutaneous tissues which cannot connect into normal lymph system results in lymphangioma.
  • Most lymphangiomas are benign lesions that result only in a soft, slow-growing, “doughy” mass.
  • The skin vesicles contain clear fluid.
  • Most commonly lymphangiomas occur in head and neck region.

TYPES-

  1. Simple or capillary lymphangioma
  2. Cavernous lymphangioma
  3. Cystic lymphangioma
  1. Simple or capillary lymphangioma-
  • Circumscribed lesion which appears as small vesicle or small blister or elevated skin patch is called a s lymphangioma cirumscriptum.
  • Inner side of thigh, buttocks, shoulder, axilla
  • Fluctuation, fluid thrill, translucency test positive.

2. Cavernous lymphangioma

  • Common big, deep lymphatic swelling.
  • Occurs on face, mouth, lip (microcheilia), neck, tongue (macroglossia), pectoral region and axilla
  • Lobulated swelling
  • Fluctuant and brilliantly translucent.

3. Cystic lymphangioma

  • Common example is cystic hygroma (MC type)
  • It is similar to cavernous lymphangioma.
  • It has softer consistency then cavernous lymphangioma
  • Mainly seen in neck.
Study Cystic hygroma in Module No. 2087

Exam Important

  • Lymphangiomas are benign tumours of lymphatic vessels.
  • It is congenital
  • Cluster of dilated lymph sacs in skin and subcutaneous tissues which cannot connect into normal lymph system results in lymphangioma.
  • Most lymphangiomas are benign lesions that result only in a soft, slow-growing, “doughy” mass.
  • The skin vesicles contain clear fluid.
  • Most commonly lymphangiomas occur in head and neck region.

1. Simple or capillary lymphangioma-

  • Circumscribed lesion which appears as small vesicle or small blister or elevated skin patch is called a s lymphangioma cicumscriptum.
  • Inner side of thigh, buttocks, shoulder, axilla
  • Fluctuation, fluid thrill, translucency test positive.

2. Cavernous lymphangioma

  • Common big, deep lymphatic swelling.
  • Occurs on face, mouth, lip (microcheilia), neck, tongue (macroglossia), pectoral region and axilla
  • Lobulated swelling
  • Fluctuant and brilliantly translucent.
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