J Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofac Assoc.  2008 Apr;9(1):38-40.

A Case Report of Lymphangioma Circumscriptum on Scalp

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  • 1Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyungju, Korea. Shinheakyeong@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
Lymphangioma circumscriptum is a rare, congenital benign hamartous malformation, caused by the saccular dilatation of lymph channels lines by normal, single cell, lymphatic endothelia that present as local eruptions of persistent, grouped, translucent vesicles. The lymphangioma circumscriptum lesions may occur on axillary fold shoulder, neck proximal limbs and buccal mucosa. We reported a rare case of lymphangioma circumscriptum on the scalp.
METHODS
A 15-year-old girl with a 5x3cm sized lymphangioma circumscriptum on scalp was examined. It was defined a boundry by ultrasound. And then, a tissue crescent type expander with 120cc normal saline was inserted on occipital area for a month. After confirmed safety margin of the excised lymphangioma circumscriptum on frozen biopsy and the scalp flap was elevated and covered with empty space.
RESULTS
A histopathologic finding revealed that lymphangioma circumscriptum. During 11 months follow up, no relapse was found.
CONCLUSION
We described a rare case of lymphangioma circumscriptum on scalp. By using a tissue expander and excision, we achieved no recurrence and aesthetically satisfactory outcome.

Keyword

Lymphangioma circumscriptum

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Biopsy
Dilatation
Extremities
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Lymphangioma
Mouth Mucosa
Neck
Recurrence
Scalp
Shoulder
Tissue Expansion Devices
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