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Primary Supraclavicular Cystic Lymphangioma in an Adult: A Rare Presentation.
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2019; 29(6):S11-S12JC

Abstract

Cervicothoracic cystic lymphangiomas are found commonly in children less than 2 years of age, but the same are rare in adults. These form as a result of abberant development of embryonic lymph sac which is gradually filled with lymph fluid.1 They are commonly found in the head and neck region but can be present anywhere in the body. Preoperative diagnosis is based on careful history of a soft, painless, fluctuant, gradually enlarging mass and imaging. Surgery constitutes the basis of treatment and provides postoperative confirmation of diagnosis via histology. We, here report a case of cervicothoracic cystic lymphangioma in a 24-year male. The rationale of reporting this case is to discuss its presentation, diagnosis and surgical management. Moreover, we also want to highlight its scarcity in adults, the swelling being a diagnostic challenge and role of histology in affirmative diagnosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of General Surgery, Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Kohat, Pakistan.Department of General Surgery, Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Rawalpindi, Pakistan.Department of General Surgery, Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31142406

Citation

Azim, Mansoor Tariq, et al. "Primary Supraclavicular Cystic Lymphangioma in an Adult: a Rare Presentation." Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, vol. 29, no. 6, 2019, pp. S11-S12.
Azim MT, Hussain SM, Mughal MA. Primary Supraclavicular Cystic Lymphangioma in an Adult: A Rare Presentation. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2019;29(6):S11-S12.
Azim, M. T., Hussain, S. M., & Mughal, M. A. (2019). Primary Supraclavicular Cystic Lymphangioma in an Adult: A Rare Presentation. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, 29(6), pp. S11-S12. doi:10.29271/jcpsp.2019.06.S11.
Azim MT, Hussain SM, Mughal MA. Primary Supraclavicular Cystic Lymphangioma in an Adult: a Rare Presentation. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2019;29(6):S11-S12. PubMed PMID: 31142406.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Primary Supraclavicular Cystic Lymphangioma in an Adult: A Rare Presentation. AU - Azim,Mansoor Tariq, AU - Hussain,Syed Mukarram, AU - Mughal,Mohammad Awais, PY - 2018/07/19/received PY - 2019/01/21/accepted PY - 2019/5/31/entrez SP - S11 EP - S12 JF - Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP JO - J Coll Physicians Surg Pak VL - 29 IS - 6 N2 - Cervicothoracic cystic lymphangiomas are found commonly in children less than 2 years of age, but the same are rare in adults. These form as a result of abberant development of embryonic lymph sac which is gradually filled with lymph fluid.1 They are commonly found in the head and neck region but can be present anywhere in the body. Preoperative diagnosis is based on careful history of a soft, painless, fluctuant, gradually enlarging mass and imaging. Surgery constitutes the basis of treatment and provides postoperative confirmation of diagnosis via histology. We, here report a case of cervicothoracic cystic lymphangioma in a 24-year male. The rationale of reporting this case is to discuss its presentation, diagnosis and surgical management. Moreover, we also want to highlight its scarcity in adults, the swelling being a diagnostic challenge and role of histology in affirmative diagnosis. SN - 1681-7168 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31142406/Primary_Supraclavicular_Cystic_Lymphangioma_in_an_Adult:_A_Rare_Presentation DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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