Combined sclerotherapy and surgery for huge cervical lymphangioma

Zvi Steiner, Asher Pressman, Jorge Mogilner

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Abstract

Lymphangioma is a benign developmental anomaly of the lymphatic system located in about 40% of cases in the neck and usually completely resectable. In some cases it invades adjacent structures such as the larynx, pharynx, or tongue. In such cases it is almost impossible to resect completely, as this would endanger vital structures. We describe a baby born with a huge cervical lymphangioma which invaded the tongue, larynx, pharynx and other cervical structures. He was treated with bleomycin and aethoxysklerol. The sclerotherapy shrank the lymphangioma considerably and it became resectable. At 2 years of age the cosmetic result is good and vital function, such as swallowing and facial expression, are preserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-781+842-843
JournalHarefuah
Volume136
Issue number10
StatePublished - 16 May 1999
Externally publishedYes

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