cavernous lymphangioma


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lymphangioma

 [lim-fan″je-o´mah]
a benign tumor composed of newly formed lymph spaces and channels. adj., adj lymphangio´matous.
lymphangioma caverno´sum (cavernous lymphangioma)
1. a deeply situated lymphangioma, composed of cavernous lymphatic spaces, and always occurring in the neck or axilla.
lymphangioma circumscrip´tum a cutaneous lymphangioma more superficial than the cavernous type, usually localized upper portion of the limbs, the axillary or inguinal folds, or the oral mucosa, especially the tongue; it consists of a grapelike group of thin-walled translucent lymph-filled vesicles that sometimes have a wartlike surface.
cystic lymphangioma (lymphangioma cys´ticum) cystic hygroma.
simple lymphangioma (lymphangioma sim´plex) one composed of small lymphatic channels that occurs subcutaneously in the head and neck region, in the axilla, and sometimes in internal organs. Superficial lesions are slightly raised or sometimes nodular; deeper lesions are sharply circumscribed, compressible, and gray to pink in color.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cavernous lymphangioma

a lymphangioma that is more extensive that lymphangioma simplex or lymphangioma circumscriptum and has not only superficial and deep skin involvement but also subcutaneous and sometimes musculofascial components.
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In 1996, Mulliken (10) classified into macrocystic (formerly cystic hygroma), microcystic (formerly cavernous lymphangioma), and mixed type, which was adopted by International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies.
* Cavernous lymphangioma is composed of large, dilated lymphatic vessels
Stenchever Cavernous lymphangioma of the vulva Obstet.
Association with cavernous lymphangioma, cystic hygroma, and even lymphangiomatosis is common.
DISCUSSION: Cystic hygroma also known as cavernous lymphangioma, is a benign congenital malformation of lymphatic system with an incidence of 1 in 6000 live births.