LYMPHATIC MALFORMATION - A SERIES OF THREE CASES WITH VARIABLE PRESENTATIONS IN A RURAL TERTIARY CARE CENTRE.
*Dr. Pooja Thakur, Dr. Naveen Sharma, Dr. Uma Garg and Dr. Deepak Verma
Lymphatic malformations (LMs) are slow flow vascular malformations due to a localized abnormality affecting the development of the lymphatic system. LM is synonymous with cystic lymphangioma or cystic hygroma or hygroma cysticum coli, which is also known as a macrocystic lymphatic malformation. It was first described in 1828 by Redenbacker and the term cystic hygroma was coined by Werner in 1834. LMs usually affect head and neck (~75%), with a predilection for the left side. Within the neck, the posterior triangle tends to be the most frequently affected. Review of literature, clinical features, pathology and treatment of these lesions in 3 cases are discussed and reported in the present case series.
Keywords: Lymphatic malformations; Cystic hygroma; Transillumination.
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