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Lymphangioma of the oral cavity.
Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2006; 47(4):373-7.RJ

Abstract

Lymphangiomas are uncommon congenital hamartomas of the lymphatic system, usually diagnosed in infancy and early childhood. Commonly located at head and neck, they are rarely situated in the oral cavity. Preferred site of oral involvement is the tongue. In the absence of proper therapy, lymphangiomas of the tongue are extremely recurrent, leading to serious complications such as hemorrhage or obstruction of the upper respiratory airways. The authors present the case of eleven years old boy with pseudo-vesicles, and smooth, glossy lesions on the tongue, and a red prominent pulsative sublingual mass located at the base of the tongue. Both the macroscopic structure and the histological aspect sustain the diagnosis of lymphangioma. CT established that is a profound lymphangioma with a narrow communication with the superficial planes.

CONCLUSIONS

Though rarely met in the oral cavity, lymphangiomas are an eventuality to take into consideration by the clinician. Early recognition is of utmost importance to initiation of proper treatment, and avoiding serious complication.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatry, Filantropia University Hospital of Craiova, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania. ligstanescu@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17392986

Citation

Stănescu, Ligia, et al. "Lymphangioma of the Oral Cavity." Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology = Revue Roumaine De Morphologie Et Embryologie, vol. 47, no. 4, 2006, pp. 373-7.
Stănescu L, Georgescu EF, Simionescu C, et al. Lymphangioma of the oral cavity. Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2006;47(4):373-7.
Stănescu, L., Georgescu, E. F., Simionescu, C., & Georgescu, I. (2006). Lymphangioma of the oral cavity. Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology = Revue Roumaine De Morphologie Et Embryologie, 47(4), 373-7.
Stănescu L, et al. Lymphangioma of the Oral Cavity. Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2006;47(4):373-7. PubMed PMID: 17392986.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Lymphangioma of the oral cavity. AU - Stănescu,Ligia, AU - Georgescu,E F, AU - Simionescu,Cristiana, AU - Georgescu,Iuliana, PY - 2007/3/30/pubmed PY - 2007/6/6/medline PY - 2007/3/30/entrez SP - 373 EP - 7 JF - Romanian journal of morphology and embryology = Revue roumaine de morphologie et embryologie JO - Rom J Morphol Embryol VL - 47 IS - 4 N2 - UNLABELLED: Lymphangiomas are uncommon congenital hamartomas of the lymphatic system, usually diagnosed in infancy and early childhood. Commonly located at head and neck, they are rarely situated in the oral cavity. Preferred site of oral involvement is the tongue. In the absence of proper therapy, lymphangiomas of the tongue are extremely recurrent, leading to serious complications such as hemorrhage or obstruction of the upper respiratory airways. The authors present the case of eleven years old boy with pseudo-vesicles, and smooth, glossy lesions on the tongue, and a red prominent pulsative sublingual mass located at the base of the tongue. Both the macroscopic structure and the histological aspect sustain the diagnosis of lymphangioma. CT established that is a profound lymphangioma with a narrow communication with the superficial planes. CONCLUSIONS: Though rarely met in the oral cavity, lymphangiomas are an eventuality to take into consideration by the clinician. Early recognition is of utmost importance to initiation of proper treatment, and avoiding serious complication. SN - 1220-0522 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17392986/Lymphangioma_of_the_oral_cavity_ L2 - http://www.rjme.ro/RJME/resources/files/470406373377.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -