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Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors

Vascular tumors


Reviewer: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 12 December 2014, last major update August 2012
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See also Soft tissue chapter


● Usually infants or children age 5 years or less
● Neck, axilla, breast, chest, buttock, thigh
● Either superficial (lymphangioma circumscriptum, associated with surgery or radiotherapy for breast carcinoma), cystic (cystic hygroma) or deep (lymphangioma cavernosum)


● Excision, but 25% recur

Micro description

● Grouped translucent papules with thin vascular lumina that impinge on epidermis
● Often deep remnants in subcutaneous tissue

End of Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors > Vascular tumors > Lymphangioma

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