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What is lymphangioma tongue?

What is lymphangioma tongue?

Lymphangioma of the tongue is a common cause of macroglossia in children associated with difficulty in swallowing and mastication, speech disturbances, airway obstruction, mandibular prognathism, openbite and other possible deformities of maxillofacial structures.

What is cystic hygroma tongue?

Cystic Hygroma is a congenital lymphangiomatous tumour. It commonly involves the neck but is rarely associated with lymphangioma of the tongue. Presenting here a rare case having extensive tongue involvement giving a terrifying look and severe anaemia but without respiratory distress.

How is Lymphangioma treated?

Treating Lymphangioma Surgical excision is employed for the more superficial lesions, while deeper lesions are typically treated with sclerotherapy, the injection of a chemical agent that causes the lesion to shrink. This treatment is also used in the treatment of varicose veins.

What is the difference between cystic hygroma and Lymphangioma?

Cavernous lymphangiomas are found in areas, such as the tongue and floor of the mouth. Cystic hygromas, on the other hand, arise from lymphatic tissue in areas where expansion can occur and large multiloculated cystic spaces can develop.

Is cystic hygroma fatal?

Cystic hygromas are benign tumors that appear as a fluid-filled sac, often forming on a newborn’s neck. The cyst forms because of a lymphatic system blockage, which causes fluid to build up under their skin. These cysts can be life-threatening and could lead to miscarriage or stillbirth.

What causes tongue hemangioma?

Few of the reactive causes are namely hormonal changes, infections and trauma. The majority of hemangiomas involve the head and neck. However, they are rare in the oral cavity but may occur on tongue, lips, buccal mucosa, gingiva, palatal mucosa, salivary glands, alveolar ridge, and jaw bones [6].

How do you treat a hemangioma on the tongue?

Surgery, corticosteroids, sclerosing agents, radiation therapy, diathermy, electrocauterization, cryosurgery, embolization, laser, radiofrequency, and interferon are used in treatment of hemangiomas.

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