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] 

Abstract

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.