Intraoral Lymphangioma in an Elderly Woman: A Case Report with Review

Priya Sahani, Reena Bhikhabhai Chaudhary, Avani Patel


Lymphangioma is a benign proliferation of lymphatic vessels that occur as a focal superficial lesion within the oral cavity and as massive diffuse lesion of the neck (cystic hygroma). Most of the lymphangioma spontaneously involute during puberty. Those that fail to involute usually demonstrate a cessation of the growth and may be left untreated. Commonly located at head and neck, they rarely occur in the buccal mucosa. Intraoral lymphangioma occur more frequently on the dorsum of tongue. Here, we present an unusual case of a 55-year-old female patient with lymphangioma of the left buccal mucosa. The clinical, radiological, and treatment modalities of this case are discussed.


Buccal mucosa; Cystic hygroma; Lymphangioma; Oral cavity

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