Management of Giant Cystic Lymphangioma in an Infant
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.