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Lymphatic malformations of the head and neck in adults: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15053205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lymphatic malformations (LMs), primarily diagnosed in children, are uncommon in adults. Nevertheless, one should consider LM in one's differential diagnosis in cases of adult neck masses. We report the oldest known patient with an LM, a 91-year-old woman. We also provide a review of the literature encompassing all reported adult cases. Since 1828, 91 adult cases of LMs have been reported in the English-language literature. We describe the clinical findings, diagnostic methods, and therapeutic management of LMs of the head and neck. We believe that surgery remains a therapeutic option even in patients of advanced age.
Authors:
Srikanth I Naidu; Mary R McCalla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  113     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-31     Completed Date:  2004-04-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Female
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Humans
Lymphangioma / diagnosis*,  surgery

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