Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Neoplasms (excludes lymphoma)

Author: Sheren Younes, M.D. (see Author page)

Revised: 9 February 2016, last major update February 2016

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Lymphangioma [title] lymph nodes
Cite this page: Lymphangioma. website. Accessed May 25th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Usually an extension of asoft tissue tumor
  • Rare as primary of lymph node
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Dilated, thin walled lymphatic vessels, lined by attenuated endothelial cells
  • The lumina are empty or filled with proteinaceous material, lymphocytes or erythrocytes
  • The surrounding stroma shows lymphocytic infiltrate
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Factor VIII+ endothelial cells

Positive stains
Cytology description
  • Uniform population of small and round non-atypical lymphocytes with occasional histiocytes, centrocytes, centroblasts and plasma cells
  • No mitotic figures, no atypia (Acta Cytol 1999;43:442)