Cystic lymphangioma of the breast in an infant successfully managed with intralesional bleomycin: a case report with relevant review of the literature

  • Vijai D. Upadhyaya
  • Ankur Bhatnagar
  • Basant Kumar
  • J. Srinivas Kishore
  • Eti Sthapak
Keywords: breast, bleomycin, intralesional sclerosing agent, macrocystic lymphangioma

Abstract

Cystic hygromas, also known as lymphangiomas, are unusual congenital malformations of the lymphatic system and commonly involve the head and neck region or axilla. Involvement of other sites such as breasts is very rare. The preferred mode of treatment for lymphangioma of the breast in adults or children is surgery. We report a case of breast lymphangioma in a 3-month-old male child, which was managed successfully by intralesional bleomycin.

Keywords: breast, bleomycin, intralesional sclerosing agent, macrocystic lymphangioma

Published
2018-02-19
Section
Articles

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