Cystic lymphangioma: Trauma may be a significant cause?

Han Su Kim, Eun A. Kim, Sung Min Chung, You Ree Shin

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Cystic lymphangioma is a rare congenital anomaly of the lymphatic system. Its embryopathogenesis is still controversial. Most lesions present in infancy or early childhood with a swelling found in the head and neck region. We report the case of a woman who presented with a cystic swelling in the left supraclavicular region that appeared after left side thyroidectomy. Surgical excision achieved complete removal. Histology showed the lesion to be a cystic lymphangioma. It can be hypothesized that an embryogenetic origin of the adult lymphangioma is associated with some precipitating trauma such as surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1921-1923
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007


  • Etiology
  • Lymphangioma
  • Trauma


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