Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Sclerotherapy and Resection of a Giant Lymphatic Malformation of the Head in a Neonate

Colin Muncie1*, Richard Whitlock1, Michael Morris1, Claude Harbarger2 and David Sawaya1

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS, USA
2Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS, USA

*Correspondance to: Colin Muncie 

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Abstract

Lymphatic malformations, sometimes referred to as “lymphangiomas” are composed of malformed, dilated lymphatic channels. They should be removed either for cosmesis or function when located in the head and neck region. They have traditionally been approached surgically. However, high recurrence rates with surgery alone have caused multimodal therapy to be an attractive approach. We present a case report of a giant macrocystic lesion of the head approached with staged therapy, in an attempt to salvage the patient’s involved ear.

Keywords:

Lymphatic Malformation; Neonate; Head

Citation:

Muncie C, Whitlock R, Morris M, Harbarger C, Sawaya D. Sclerotherapy and Resection of a Giant Lymphatic Malformation of the Head in a Neonate. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1275.

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