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BENIGN SUPRACLAVICULAR TUMOROUS LYMPHANGIECTASIA–A NEW DISEASE?

Authors
  • S Preyer (University of Tubingen)
  • E Kaiserling
  • H Heinle
  • E Foldi
  • HP Zenner
  • M Foldi

Abstract

We describe an isolated recurrent noninflammatory tumorous swelling of the supraclavicular fossa in four premenopausal women. Ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and computer tomography of the neck each suggested an in homogeneous mass consistent with "lymphangioma." In each patient the clinical course and histopathologic findings suggested that the swellings were due to chronic localized lymph stasis with subsequent lymphangiectasia, possibly initiated by intermittent obstruction of the juncture of the thoracic or right lymph duct with the internal jugular vein. Enlargement may have been hormonally triggered by estrogens as each woman was taking oral contraceptive pills at the onset of the disease. To characterize this unique entity, we have termed the disorder benign supraclavicular tumorous lymphangiectasia.

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Preyer, S. & Kaiserling, E. & Heinle, H. & Foldi, E. & Zenner, H. & Foldi, M., (1995) “BENIGN SUPRACLAVICULAR TUMOROUS LYMPHANGIECTASIA–A NEW DISEASE?”, Lymphology 28(3), p.118-125.

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Published on
05 Sep 1995
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