Progressive Lymphangioma



Progressive Lymphangioma


David S. Cassarino, MD, PhD









Low-magnification histologic examination of a progressive lymphangioma shows widely dilated lymphatic spaces in the superficial dermis.






Higher magnification shows the widely dilated lymphatic spaces lined by a single layer of small, flattened, bland endothelial cells.


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Acquired progressive lymphangioma


  • Benign lymphangioendothelioma


Definitions



  • Benign localized proliferation of lymphatic vessels


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Unknown



  • May be related to trauma in some cases


CLINICAL ISSUES


Epidemiology



  • Age



    • Middle-aged or older adults


  • Gender



    • No predilection


Site



  • Usually presents on lower extremities but may occur anywhere

Jul 9, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Progressive Lymphangioma
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