Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Neoplasms (not lymphoma)
Lymphangioma

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

Revised: 25 June 2018, last major update February 2016

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PubMed Search: Lymphangioma[TI] lymph node
Cite this page: Younes, S. Lymphangioma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lymphnodeslymphangioma.html. Accessed October 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Usually an extension of a soft tissue tumor
  • Rare as primary of lymph node
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Dilated, thin walled lymphatic vessels, lined by attenuated endothelial cells
  • Lumina are empty or filled with proteinaceous material, lymphocytes or erythrocytes
  • Surrounding stroma shows lymphocytic infiltrate
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Lymph node

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