Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2010;53(1):97-102.
Published online January 15, 2010.
Macroglossia secondary to lymphangioma of the deep neck space: Report of two cases
Han-Gil Cho2, Soo-Young Kim2, Eun-Song Song2, Joon-Kyoo Lee1, Young-Youn Choi2
1Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
2Departments of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
심 경부 림프관종에 의한 거설증 2례
조한길2, 김수영2, 송은송2, 이준규1, 최영륜2
1전남대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
2전남대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
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Young-Youn Choi, Tel: +82.62-220-6646, Fax: +82.62-222-6103, Email: yychoi@chonnam.ac.kr
Abstract
Lymphangioma is a rare, benign, and hamartomatous tumor of the lymphatic vessels that shows a marked predilection for the head and neck region. When this tumor occurs on the tongue or mouth floor or in the deep neck space, blockage of the efferent lymphatic vessels can result in secondary macroglossia. We report here two patients who showed unusual macroglossia from birth. Initially, there was no noticeable cervical or mandibular swelling. However, mandibular swellings were noted during follow-up examinations, which led to MRI scans on the two infant patients at 5 months and 5 weeks of age, respectively. Subsequently, both patients were diagnosed with lymphangioma or lymphangiohemangioma in the deep neck space.
Key Words: Macroglossia, Lymphangioma, Cervical


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