Cavernous lymphangioma of the digits: a rare cause of macrodactyly

Leong, JF and Levin KB, and Rajkumar V, and Abdullah S, and Jamari Sapuan, (2019) Cavernous lymphangioma of the digits: a rare cause of macrodactyly. Medicine & Health, 14 (2). pp. 261-265. ISSN 2289-5728


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Cavernous lymphangioma is a congenital malformation of lymphatic system causing dilated lymphatic sinuses that involve the skin and subcutaneous tissues. This was an interesting case of dystrophic macrodactyly of the left ring and little finger in a 18-month-old girl who presented with swollen and sausage like fingers deformity which turned out to be an isolated cavernous lymphangioma. This tumor, although rare to occur in the extremeties, must be differentiated from other congenital vascular lesions of the hand that include arteriovenous malformations and hemangiomas. Diagnosis should be solely based on histopathological analysis of the excised tissue mass. Surgical excision is usually necessary for satisfactory functional and cosmetic outcome.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Cavernous lymphangioma; Congenital malformation; Macrodactyly
Journal:Medicine & Health
ID Code:15569
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:03 Nov 2020 07:58
Last Modified:04 Nov 2020 16:30

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