Lymphangioma, Cystic Angiomatosis

  • Mario Campanacci


A solitary bone lymphangioma is exceedingly rare. Anecdotical cases have been reported both in the axial and in the appendicular skeleton. They present with mild pain and, radiographically, with a pure osteolysis having rather well defined borders. Grossly, the lesion, rather than blood, contains a chyloid fluid, clear to cloudy. Histologically, the lymphangioma is composed of vascular spaces, from capillary to cavernous, larger, more elongated and spaced further apart than hemangioma. The cavities are empty or contain a proteinaceous fluid, the endothelial lining is flat and mature, and the reticulin wall is very delicate.


Cervical Spine Vascular Space Endothelial Lining Appendicular Skeleton Lymphatic Malformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Campanacci
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Rizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly

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