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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.

lym·phan·gi·o·ma

(lim-fan-jē-ō'mă),
General term for tumors formed by a mass of anomalous lymphatic vessels or channels that vary in size, are usually greatly dilated, and are lined with normal endothelial cells; lymphoid tissue is usually present in the peripheral portions of the lesions, which are present at birth, or shortly thereafter, and probably represent maldevelopment of lymphatic vessels (rather than true neoplasms); they occur most frequently in the neck and axilla, but may also develop in the arm, mesentery, retroperitoneum, and other sites.
[lymphangio- + G. -oma, tumor]

lymphangioma

/lym·phan·gi·o·ma/ (-o´mah) a tumor composed of newly formed lymph spaces and channels.
cavernous lymphangioma 
1. a deeply seated lymphangioma composed of cavernous lymphatic spaces and occurring in the head or neck.
cystic lymphangioma  cystic hygroma.

lymphangioma

[limfan′jē·ō′mə] pl. lymphangiomas, lymphangiomata
Etymology: L, lympha + Gk, angeion, vessel, oma, tumor
a benign yellowish-tan tumor on the skin, composed of a mass of dilated lymph vessels. The tumor is removed by excision or electrocoagulation for cosmetic reasons. Also called angioma lymphaticum. Compare hemangioma.

lymphangioma

A benign, often multi-loculated lesion characterised by a localised proliferation of dilated lymphatics lined by benign endothelial cells.
 
Clinical findings
Lymphangiomas may cause acute abdominal cysts, laryngeal masses, intraabdominal masses.
 
Management
Resection.
 
Prognosis
Excellent.

lymphangioma

A benign, often multiloculated lesion characterized by a localized proliferation of dilated lymphatics lined by benign endothelial cells Clinical May cause acute abdominal cysts, laryngeal masses, intraabdominal masses Management Resection Prognosis Excellent

lym·phan·gi·o·ma

(lim-fan'jē-ō'mă)
A well-circumscribed nodule of lymphatic vessels that are usually greatly dilated and lined with normal endothelial cells; lymphoid tissue is usually present in the peripheral portions of the lesions, which are present at birth or shortly therafter, and probably represent anomalous development of lymphatic vessels (rather than true neoplasms); they occur most frequently in the neck and axilla.
[G. lympha spring water + angeion vessel + G. -oma, tumor]

lymphangioma

A benign tumour of lymph vessels, often congenital. Cystic lymphangiomas are called hygromas.

Lymphangioma

A benign skin tumor composed of abnormal lymph vessels.
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lymphangioma

localized overgrowth of lymphatic vessels, tissue engorgement and associated hypertrophy of affected tissues, e.g. limb (with resultant leg length discrepancy)

lym·phan·gi·o·ma

(lim-fan'jē-ō'mă)
General term for tumors formed by a mass of anomalous lymphatic vessels or channels that vary in size, are usually greatly dilated, and are lined with normal endothelial cells. They occur most frequently in the neck and axilla, but may also develop in the arm, mesentery, and other sites.
[G. lympha spring water + angeion vessel + G. -oma, tumor]

lymphangioma (limfanjēō´mə),

n a benign neoplasm of the lymph vessels characterized by lymph vessel proliferation.
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Lymphangioma.
lymphangioma, cystic,
n See hygroma, cystic.

lymphangioma

a tumor composed of newly formed lymph spaces and channels.

cavernous lymphangioma
dilatation of the lymphatic vessels, resulting in cavities filled with lymph.
cystic lymphangioma, lymphangioma cysticum
a cystic growth thought to originate from a developmental anomaly of the primitive lymphatic spaces.
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Asymptomatic adult cystic lymphangioma of the spleen: case report and review of the literature.
Mesenteric Lymphangioma in Adult: A case series with a review of the Literature.
Lymphangioma of the colon was first described by Chisolm and Hillkowitz (1) in 1932.
8) In one case report, (16) a lymphangioma presented as a mildly hyperechoic mass in the spleen.
reported 9 cases of adrenal cystic lymphangioma, 6 female and 3 male patients with a mean age of 42 years.
1,2) Two recent patients with a history of scrotal trauma and an enlarged hemiscrotum were unique; one boy was found to have bleeding from incarcerated omentum in an indirect inguinal hernia, while the other had bleeding into a cystic lymphangioma.
10] Although, lymphangioma is a benign tumour, its infiltrative tendency enables it to grow along tissue planes.
Renal lymphangioma is a rare, benign mesenchymal neoplasm that commonly presents as a cystic lesion in the renal sinus and perinephric space; about 50 cases have been described so far in the literature.
4) The palatine tonsil is a far less common site for the development of lymphangioma and has rarely been reported in the literature.
The differential diagnosis of cystic cervical masses includes thyroid cyst, thymic cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst, branchial cleft cyst, bronchogenic cyst, lymphangioma and parathyroid cyst (PC) (1).
Lymphangioma is a rare, benign, congenital disease of unknown etiology that originates from lymph vessels and this entity was first described by Virchow in 1854.
Objective: To assess the efficacy of intralesional bleomycin in peripheral lymphangioma in children.