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 CASE REPORTS
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 185-189

Oral lymphangioma: A case report


1 Department of Pediatric dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal, Chennai,Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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B G Harsha Vardhan
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology,Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital,Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal,Chennai - 600095, Tamilnadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.19007

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Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of lymphatic vessels filled with a clear protein-rich fluid containing few lymph cells. It can also occur in association with hemangioma. Large lymphangioma extending into the tissue spaces of neck is referred to as cystic hygroma. Herewith, we present a case of cystic hygroma associated with lymphangioma of tongue leading to macroglossia in a 5-year-old boy.






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