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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 119-122

Lymphatic malformations: A dilemma in diagnosis and management

1 Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Al-Qunfudah General Hospital, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College and Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.128689

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Lymphatic malformations of the head and neck, also known as lymphangiomas or cystic hygromas, are a diverse group of lesions. Lymphangiomas represent benign hamartomatous tumors of lymphatic vessels with a marked predilection for the head, neck and oral cavity. These lesions, like most of the swellings occurring in the neck, frequently pose a dilemma in diagnosis and treatment. This is a case report of a lymphatic malformation which presented as a painless mass in the lower border of mandible.

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