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Cystic Lymphangioma of the Breast in an Adult Woman - A Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 12)

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Page : 1227-1229

Keywords : Cystic lymphangioma; Breast; Congenital; Benign; Excision;

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Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of lymphatic vessels. More than 50 % of these lesions are present at birth; 90 % are diagnosed by the age of 2. These lesions do not expand very rapidly but they tend to infiltrate surrounding tissues; their degeneration into malignant tumors is an extremely rare occurrence. They are mostly located in the neck region and the axilla; breast lymphangioma is very rare. Surgery is usually performed for aesthetic reasons and in order to make a differential diagnosis with other, more common lesions. The surgical procedure involves the excision of the mass; other methods, such as radiotherapy and sclerotherapy, have proved to be completely ineffective. Although it is very rare, cystic lymphangioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a breast mass in adults.

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