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Cystic lymphangioma of the neck in adults: a report of three cases.
Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2008; 120(7-8):242-5.WK

Abstract

Lymphangiomas are uncommon lesions of lymphatic channels that are often present at birth and diagnosed mostly (90%) before the age of two years. Lymphangiomas occur exceedingly rarely in adults and few cases are described in the literature. The treatment of choice is complete surgical removal; however, the tumor tends to spread along vital structures therefore sometimes inductive complete surgical removal is impossible. We describe the clinical and pathological features of cystic lymphangioma diagnosed in three adults with lateral neck mass. Clinical examination, ultrasonography, MRI and fine-needle aspiration cytology were performed. We discuss the diagnostic difficulties of this uncommon lesion where in many cases the correct diagnosis is reached only after histopathological investigation of the surgical specimen. Therapeutic options are briefly described. Our cases suggest the need to consider cystic lymphangioma in the differential diagnosis of lateral neck masses in adults, together with adequate imaging and cytological studies to corroborate the preoperative diagnosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1st Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty Hospital Motol, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18500600

Citation

Kraus, Jaroslav, et al. "Cystic Lymphangioma of the Neck in Adults: a Report of Three Cases." Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, vol. 120, no. 7-8, 2008, pp. 242-5.
Kraus J, Plzák J, Bruschini R, et al. Cystic lymphangioma of the neck in adults: a report of three cases. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2008;120(7-8):242-5.
Kraus, J., Plzák, J., Bruschini, R., Renne, G., Andrle, J., Ansarin, M., & Betka, J. (2008). Cystic lymphangioma of the neck in adults: a report of three cases. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, 120(7-8), 242-5. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00508-008-0950-4
Kraus J, et al. Cystic Lymphangioma of the Neck in Adults: a Report of Three Cases. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2008;120(7-8):242-5. PubMed PMID: 18500600.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cystic lymphangioma of the neck in adults: a report of three cases. AU - Kraus,Jaroslav, AU - Plzák,Jan, AU - Bruschini,Roberto, AU - Renne,Giuseppe, AU - Andrle,Jan, AU - Ansarin,Mohssen, AU - Betka,Jan, PY - 2007/08/21/received PY - 2008/01/24/accepted PY - 2008/5/27/pubmed PY - 2008/9/6/medline PY - 2008/5/27/entrez SP - 242 EP - 5 JF - Wiener klinische Wochenschrift JO - Wien. Klin. Wochenschr. VL - 120 IS - 7-8 N2 - Lymphangiomas are uncommon lesions of lymphatic channels that are often present at birth and diagnosed mostly (90%) before the age of two years. Lymphangiomas occur exceedingly rarely in adults and few cases are described in the literature. The treatment of choice is complete surgical removal; however, the tumor tends to spread along vital structures therefore sometimes inductive complete surgical removal is impossible. We describe the clinical and pathological features of cystic lymphangioma diagnosed in three adults with lateral neck mass. Clinical examination, ultrasonography, MRI and fine-needle aspiration cytology were performed. We discuss the diagnostic difficulties of this uncommon lesion where in many cases the correct diagnosis is reached only after histopathological investigation of the surgical specimen. Therapeutic options are briefly described. Our cases suggest the need to consider cystic lymphangioma in the differential diagnosis of lateral neck masses in adults, together with adequate imaging and cytological studies to corroborate the preoperative diagnosis. SN - 0043-5325 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18500600/Cystic_lymphangioma_of_the_neck_in_adults:_a_report_of_three_cases_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00508-008-0950-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -