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World J Surg Oncol. 2007 Jun 20;5:69.

Cavernous lymphangioma of the breast.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, University College Hospital, PMB 5116, Ibadan, Nigeria. olabiyiogun@yahoo.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Cavernous lymphangioma is a rare lesion in the breast of adults. Only a few cases have been documented in literature.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We describe a 38-year-old woman who presented with a palpable breast lump, which measured 5 x 4 cm. A local excision of the lump was performed and a diagnosis of cavernous lymphangioma was made. The patient is alive and well, after five years of follow-up, with no complaints or recurrence.

CONCLUSION:

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case to be documented in a black African woman. Complete surgical excision seems to be the best modality of treatment of this lesion.

PMID:
17584918
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PMCID:
PMC1906778
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