Korean J Oral Maxillofac Radiol.  2001 Sep;31(3):175-179.

Cystic lymphangioma in the submandibular triangle in the adult

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Korea. ekkim@anseo.dankook.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine, Dankook University, Korea.

Abstract

Cystic lymphangioma is an uncommon benign developmental tumor of the lymphatic system, seen rarely in adults. A 23-year-old man visited DKUDH complaining of the painless swelling in the right submandibular triangle area. It was reported that swelling had increased since 5 months ago. Clinically, fluctuant and mobile mass was palpated at the right submandibular area. CT scan showed a large, well-defined, homogenous low density mass, measuring 5.0X2.5X4.0 cm. T1W MRI scan demonstrated a large, multiseptated homogenous low signal mass with septum and rim enhancement. Proton-density and T2W MRI scan showed mass of high signal intensity. MRI scan was able to delineate better the enhanced multiseptation and extent of the lesion. Histopathologically, a lobulated cystic mass lined by a layer of flattened endothelium was observed.

Keyword

lymphangioma; cystic; neck; magnetic resonance imaging

MeSH Terms

Adult*
Endothelium
Humans
Lymphangioma
Lymphangioma, Cystic*
Lymphatic System
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neck
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Young Adult
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