Soft tissue
Lymphangioma
General

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 10 September 2018, last major update November 2012

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PubMed search: Lymphangioma [title] soft tissue

Related topics: Cystic, Lymphangiomatosis, Lymphangiomatous papules / plaques postradiation

Cite this page: Shankar, V. Lymphangioma - general. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/softtissuelymphangioma.html. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • May represent malformations due to failure of lymphatics to communicate with venous system
  • Most described cases are cystic / cavernous
  • Skin tumors are called lymphangioma circumscriptum
Clinical features
Case reports
Treatment
Clinical images

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Conjunctiva

Larynx

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large lymphatic channels in loose connective tissue stroma
  • Focally disorganized smooth muscle in wall of larger channels
  • Peripheral lymphoid aggregates
  • Often increased mast cells (Mod Pathol 1999;12:569)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Contributed by Mark R. Wick, M.D.

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Various images

Foot

Larynx

Pleura


Retroperitoneum

Vulva

Negative stains
Electron microscopy description
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