International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 12, December 2018


Cystic Lymphangioma of the Breast in an Adult Woman - A Case Report

Dr. Chiranth G.S. | Dr. Suhas S Kumar | Dr. Ranjithshetty


Abstract: Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of lymphatic vessels. More than 50 % of these lesions are present at birth; 90 % are diagnosed by the age of 2. These lesions do not expand very rapidly but they tend to infiltrate surrounding tissues; their degeneration into malignant tumors is an extremely rare occurrence. They are mostly located in the neck region and the axilla; breast lymphangioma is very rare. Surgery is usually performed for aesthetic reasons and in order to make a differential diagnosis with other, more common lesions. The surgical procedure involves the excision of the mass; other methods, such as radiotherapy and sclerotherapy, have proved to be completely ineffective. Although it is very rare, cystic lymphangioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a breast mass in adults.


Keywords: Cystic lymphangioma, Breast, Congenital, Benign, Excision


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 12, December 2018,


Pages: 1227 - 1229


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