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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minerva Stomatologica 2011 March;60(3):149-53
Diverse clinical nature of cavernous lymphangioma: report of two cases
Urs A. B., Shetty D., Praveen Reddy B., Sikka S. ✉
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, ITS-CDSR, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, India
Lymphangioma are uncommon hamartomatous congenital malformations of the lymphatic system that involve skin and subcutaneous tissue. They have marked predilection for head and neck region in 75% of cases. Around 50% of lesions are noticed at birth and 90% by 2 years of age. Oral lymphangioma may be present in tongue, palate, buccal mucosa, gingiva and lip. Lymphangioma are of 3 types-simplex, cavernous and cystic lymphangioma. Cavernous lymphangioma is usually seen in fairly dense tissue such as the tongue.We report two unusual cases of cavernous lymphangioma in 24-26 years age group with the site of involvement being floor of the mouth extending into the submandibular triangle in the first case, and the second manifesting as a bluish red swelling on the labial mucosa.