Journal of Laryngology & Otology

(RF) Otorhinolaryngology

Cervical cystic hygroma/lymphangioma: an acquired idiopathic late presentation

P D Karkos AFRCSI a1, M G Spencer FRCS a1, Lee a1 and B N Hamid a2
a1 Department of Otolaryngology, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, UK
a2 Department of Histopathology, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, UK

Article author query
karkos pd   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
spencer mg   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
lee m   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
hamid bn   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 


Lymphangiomas or cystic hygromas are relatively uncommon congenital malformations of the lymphatic system which usually present in the first years of childhood. Presentation in adult life is rare. We present a case of cervical adult cystic hygroma and discuss radiological and histopathological features as well as the management of these neck masses.

Key Words: Lymphangioma; Cystic; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Surgical Treatment.