J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 24, Number 3, October 2018
|Page(s)||119 - 121|
|Section||Cas clinique / Short case report|
|Published online||10 October 2018|
Short Case Report
An unusual case of microcystic lymphatic malformation discovered after wisdom teeth extraction
University Hospital Center, Clermont-Ferrand, Department of Odontology,
2 University Hospital Center, Department of Stomatology, Maxillofacial Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery, 63003 Clermont-Ferrand, France
3 University of Clermont Auvergne, Neuro-Dol, BP 10448, 63000, Clermont-Ferrand & Inserm U1107, 63001 Clermont-Ferrand, France
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 28 March 2018
Lymphangioma is a benign vascular malformation of the lymphatic vessels. In 90% of cases it is diagnosed during the first 2 years of life. As seen in 75% of cases, the head and neck region are the preferred location. This report represents an original case of lymphatic malformation (LM) in a 15-year-old patient discovered during an unscheduled postoperative symptomatology of third molar germectomies. Two biopsies, one non-contributory, were required to make the diagnosis. Lymphangiomas are classified as LM. They are usually non-regressive. Their etiology remains controversial.
Key words: lymphangioma / vascular abnormalities / oral cavity / Clinical observation
© The authors, 2018
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