Resection of lymphatic malformation of the

Clayton T. Cowl, Bruce S. Bauer

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Lymphatic malformations, more commonly known as lymphangiomas, are uncommon hamartomas that have varied presentations. Cutaneous lymphatic malformations often appear in the region o f the neck and axilla, breasts and chest, and buttocks and thighs, but they can affect almost any area of skin.1 The lesions appear clinically as multiple, small, vesicle-like, white to purple lesions or as small, wartlike lesions scattered over an area of skin.2 The vesiclelike appearance is caused by enlarged lymph vessels elevating the epidermis. Many o f these tumors are easily recognized and have a predictable course; the superficial tumors, frequently referred to as lymphangioma circumscriptum, however, have a natural history that is less clear. Though these lesions are benign and have no propensity for degeneration, the chronicity of symptoms such as drainage, discomfort, and infection may be a cause for radical treatment. We report a case o f cutaneous lymphangioma o f the scrotum with lengthy delay in diagnosis that was treated successfully with total excision to the deep fascial layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-201
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1994

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  • Surgery


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