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19 June 2019 : Case report  USA

Lymphatic Malformation of the Nasopharynx in a Young Pregnant Female: A Case Report

Challenging differential diagnosis, Diagnostic / therapeutic accidents, Congenital defects / diseases

Yehuda Galili1ABCE, Meghan Lytle1BEF, Kataria Amandeep2BD, Jonathan Bartolomei2BCF, Li Ge3DE, Steve J. Carlan4AEF*, Mario Madruga1AEF

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.915803

Am J Case Rep 2019; 20:868-871


BACKGROUND: Lymphangiomas represent the focal proliferation of benign, well-differentiated lymphatic tissue. They are most likely congenital, thus more commonly diagnosed at birth and before the age of 2 years. When they are found in adults, they favor the head, neck and axillary region. Rarely do they involve the nasopharynx region or occur in a pregnant patient.

CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old primagravida in the third trimester of pregnancy developed difficulty swallowing that progressed into difficulty breathing over a 1-month period. Imaging and examination suggested a benign mass in the nasopharynx and the patient underwent surgical removal of the stalk with bipolar cautery. The pathology report revealed a simple 4.5×1.5×0.8 cm lymphangioma. She had no fetal compromise during anesthesia.

CONCLUSIONS: Surgical removal of a nasopharyngeal lymphangioma during the third trimester of pregnancy is indicated if respiratory obstruction may be a complication.

Keywords: Lymphangioma, Cystic, Nasopharyngeal Diseases, Pregnancy Outcome, Pregnancy Trimester, Third, lymphangioma, Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic, young adult

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
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