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Cutaneous lymphangioma circumscriptum: frog spawn on the skin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19930489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of the lymphatic system that may involve the skin, subcutaneous tissues, and intestines. They account for 4% of all vascular tumors, but comprise 25% of benign vascular growths in children. They are hamartomatous in nature and may be grouped into cutaneous lymphangioma circumscriptum (CLC), cavernous lymphangiomas, and cystic hygromas. CLC appears localized to the dermis, although frequently extends deeper and laterally. It is important to distinguish CLC, a potentially recurrent disease, from an unusual type of metastatic carcinoma of the skin called carcinoma telangiectoides.
Gopal A Patel; Robert A Schwartz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1365-4632     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1290-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dermatology and Pathology New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA.
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