Cervical cystic lymphangioma

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


Right cervical region swelling since birth which increased gradually.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Female

A large, well defined, multi-loculated cystic lesion is seen in the right posterior cervical triangle extending to the right deep cervical spaces. No adjacent infiltrative or inflammatory changes. 

No encasement of the cervical major vessels.

Case Discussion

Cervical cystic lymphangiomas, also called cystic hygroma, are a congenital lesion that mainly occurs in the posterior cervical triangle, as in this case.

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Case information

rID: 63655
Published: 13th May 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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