Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Vascular tumors
Lymphangioma

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 October 2016, last major update August 2012

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PubMed search: lymphangioma [title] skin

Related topics: Soft tissue chapter

Cite this page: Lymphangioma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skintumornonmelanocyticlymphangioma.html. Accessed December 2nd, 2016.
Definition / General
  • 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)
Treatment
  • Excision, but 25% recur
Micro Description
  • Grouped translucent papules with thin vascular lumina that impinge on epidermis
  • Often deep remnants in subcutaneous tissue