Adult lymphangioma of the oropharynx: A case report

Hou Kuang Chen, Hua Hsin Hsieh, Chun Hung Hua, Chih Jaan Tai, Da Tian Bau, Ming Hsui Tsai, Liang Chun Shih*

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Lymphangioma insults in adults are uncommon and the occurrence in the oropharynx is extremely rare. Although disease history and clinical symptoms may help in distinguishing it from malignant tumors, the pathophysiology of lymphangioma via histological examinations should be established for convenient and precise diagnosis. We present a 20-year-old male with lymphangioma in the right oropharynx, and the multiple-angle examination and treatment plan used. The case further emphasizes the need to consider lymphangioma in the differential diagnosis of an oropharyngeal mass. Awareness that lymphangioma can occur in adults is important for its proper management, which includes complete surgical removal to prevent recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1631-1636
Number of pages6
JournalAnticancer Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • Adult
  • Lymphangioma
  • Oropharynx


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