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Cystic Lymphangioma

  • Shylashree Chikkamuniyappa
  • Josephine Heim-Hall
  • Jaishree Jagirdar
  • Armando E. Fraire
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Abstract

Although not strictly a neoplasm, cystic lymphangiomas of the lung present as space-occupying tumor masses causing symptoms related to displacement of normal structures and/or obstruction of the airways or chylothorax secondary to blockage of lymphatic channels. Lymphangiomas are more common in the neck where they are known as cystic hygromas. On CT of the chest, they present as well-defined nodular densities. While lymphangiomas may also occur in the airways, their endoscopic features have not been well characterized.

Keywords

Lymphatic Channel Bronchogenic Cyst Large Airway Cystic Space Parenchymal Lesion 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shylashree Chikkamuniyappa
    • 1
  • Josephine Heim-Hall
    • 1
  • Jaishree Jagirdar
    • 1
  • Armando E. Fraire
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA

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