Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 584--587

Oral lymphangioma: A rare case report


Harsha Bhayya1, D Pavani2, ML Avinash Tejasvi1, P Geetha1 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda, Telangana, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Y.C.M.M and RDF'S Dental College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Harsha Bhayya
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda - 508 254, Telangana
India

Lymphangiomas are benign hamartomatous tumors of the lymphatic channels which present as developmental malformations arising from sequestration of lymphatic tissue that do not communicate with the rest of the lymphatic channels. Lymphatic vessels are filled with a clear protein-rich fluid containing few lymph cells. It can also occur in association with hemangioma. The onset of lymphangiomas are either at birth (60% to 70%) or up to two years of age (90%) and rare in adults. Lymphangiomas have marked predilection for the head and neck region (50-70%). The most common location in the mouth is the dorsum of tongue, followed by lips, buccal mucosa, soft palate, and floor of the mouth. On tongue, they may present as a localized or a diffused growth which may enlarge to cause macroglossia, impaired speech and difficulty in mastication. Herewith, we present a rare case of lymphangioma of tongue leading to macroglossia in a 8-year-old boy.


How to cite this article:
Bhayya H, Pavani D, Avinash Tejasvi M L, Geetha P. Oral lymphangioma: A rare case report.Contemp Clin Dent 2015;6:584-587


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Bhayya H, Pavani D, Avinash Tejasvi M L, Geetha P. Oral lymphangioma: A rare case report. Contemp Clin Dent [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Feb 23 ];6:584-587
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