cystic lymphangioma

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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.

cystic lymphangioma

a cystic growth formed by lymph vessels, usually congenital and occurring most frequently in the neck, axilla, or groin of children. Also called cystic hygroma, lymphangioma cysticum.
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Cystic lymphangioma

cystic lymphangioma

Multilocular cysts filled with lymph. The condition is usually congenital.
See also: lymphangioma

cystic lymphangioma (sisˈ·tik limˑ·fan·gē·ōˑ·m),

n congenital condition in which the lymph vessels form a cystic growth; usually occurs in the groin, neck, or axilla. Also called
cystic hygroma and
lym-phangioma cysticum.
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Current aspects of cystic lymphangioma in the neck [in French].
Oral Cystic Lymphangioma with Severe Respiratory Distress in a Neonate.
The differential diagnosis of a cystic lesion in the floor of the mouth includes a thyroglossal duct cyst, cystic hygroma, cystic lymphangioma, mucocele, branchial cleft cyst, hemangioma, and ranula.
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A preoperative diagnosis of cystic lymphangioma of the scrotum was made based on characteristic US features.
A lymphangioma can also be composed of microscopic cysts producing an ill-defined, compressible, spongelike lesion, known as a cystic lymphangioma.