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Lymphangioma is a benign proliferation of lymphatic vessels.
Lymphangiomas of the urogenital tract are exceptionally rare.
Lymphangiomas are detected mainly in children and young adults.
No gender predilection is reported.
A superficial microcystic variant (lymphangioma circumscriptum) and a deep macrocystic variant (cavernous lymphangioma) can be recognized. Lymphangioma circumscriptum may exceptionally occur in the penoscrotal region, while cystic lymphangioma may arise in the kidney and urinary tract, including the urethra and the bladder.
The standard treatment is radical surgical resection.
No recurrence is usually noted after complete removal of the lesion.
Lymphangioma circumscriptum presents with multiple, grouped, translucent vesicles that may sometimes become pink or red because of hemorrhage from adjacent capillaries. A hyperkeratotic, verrucous surface may develop in older lesions. Deep...
References and Further Reading
- Daklan, S., & Daryakar, A. (2018). Lymphangioma circumscriptum of glans penis: A report of two cases. Dermatology Online Journal, 24(8). pii: 13030/qt9pr342qv.Google Scholar