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Radiologic-Pathologic correlation


Lymphangioma circumscriptum in an adult: an unusual oral presentation.

C GaneshG S SangeethaVivek NarayananT N Umamaheswari
Departments of Oral Medicine and Radiology, S.R.M. Kattankulathur Dental College, Potheri, Chennai, Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Science, Kulasekharam, Kanyakumari, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Submission: 14-Jun-2013, Date of Acceptance: 25-Aug-2013, Date of Web Publication: 29-Oct-2013.
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C. Ganesh

No. 28, Ponni Amman Koil Street, Alandur, Chennai ‑ 600 016, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: drganesh921@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
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C. Ganesh

No. 28, Ponni Amman Koil Street, Alandur, Chennai ‑ 600 016, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: drganesh921@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.120779 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Lymphangioma is a benign hamartomatous tumor of lymphatic vessels. This lymphatic malformation is characterized by an abnormal proliferation of lymphatic vessels. Extra-oral lymphangiomas occur more frequently in the neck region predominantly in the posterior triangle, while intra-oral lymphangiomas are commonly seen in the tongue mainly on the dorsum surface. Various imaging modalities such as ultrasound and color Doppler are very useful in viewing the extent of the lesion. In most of the cases, surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The prognosis is good for most patients, but recurrence has also been reported in some cases, presumably because the lesion is interwoven between muscle fibers, preventing complete removal. This case report discusses the clinical features, color Doppler imaging, histopathology, and treatment of lymphangioma.
Keywords: Color Doppler, Lymph Vessels, Lymphangioma

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