[Cystic lymphangioma in the head and neck region].

  title={[Cystic lymphangioma in the head and neck region].},
  author={Francesco Pia and Paolo Aluffi and Massimo Olina},
  journal={Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale},
  volume={19 2},
Cystic lymphangioma or hygroma (CL) is a rare benign pathology of the lymphatic system characterized by multiple cystic, often non-communicating concamerations. Such lesions are most often seen in infancy and in 80% of the cases they appear within the first two years of life. They arise most commonly in the neck. CL usually tends to grow slowly and rarely regresses spontaneously. Infection and/or hemorrhage can lead to a rapid increase in size, possibly obstructing the initial portion of the… CONTINUE READING