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Lymphangioma of the tongue with macroglossia: a case report.
Niger J Med. 2011 Jan-Mar; 20(1):166-8.NJ

Abstract

Lymphangioma are rare benign lesions of the lymphatic vessels, found mainly in the head and neck. Almost all cases of macroglossia in young children are caused by lymphangioma of the tongue. Aesthetic, occlusal, functional and psychosocial problems may arise as a result of this condition. The preferred treatment is surgery but in some cases sclerosant therapy may be used as an adjunct treatment. We report a case of lymphangioma of the tongue with macroglossia that was treated successfully with a Vshaped anterior glossectomy and discuss the surgical considerations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria. chibazh@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21970281

Citation

Uguru, Chibuzo, et al. "Lymphangioma of the Tongue With Macroglossia: a Case Report." Nigerian Journal of Medicine : Journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, vol. 20, no. 1, 2011, pp. 166-8.
Uguru C, Edafioghor F, Uguru N. Lymphangioma of the tongue with macroglossia: a case report. Niger J Med. 2011;20(1):166-8.
Uguru, C., Edafioghor, F., & Uguru, N. (2011). Lymphangioma of the tongue with macroglossia: a case report. Nigerian Journal of Medicine : Journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, 20(1), 166-8.
Uguru C, Edafioghor F, Uguru N. Lymphangioma of the Tongue With Macroglossia: a Case Report. Niger J Med. 2011 Jan-Mar;20(1):166-8. PubMed PMID: 21970281.
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