Management of Giant Cystic Lymphangioma in an Infant 1755-1756
Dr. Rajendra K. Ghritlaharey,
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Gandhi Medical College and Associated Kamla Nehru and Hamidia Hospitals
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462 001, India.
Phone: + 91-755 - 4050571(R), 4050261(O)
Lymphangiomas are benign lesions with a marked predilection for the head and neck region. Giant lymphangiomas of head and neck may occur and they may present with life threatening complications. The author is presenting here, a three month-old boy who presented with a giant cystic lymphangioma on left side of neck, which extended to the head as well. His clinical diagnosis of a cystic lymphangioma was confirmed on a Ultrasonography (USG) examination. Complete surgical excision of the lesion was achieved, without damaging any vital structures. His post-operative recovery was uneventful. A follow-up at two months after his surgery showed a cosmetically acceptable scar and no recurrence was noted.