Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : March | Volume : 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : QD09 - QD11

An Unusual Origin of Fetal Lymphangioma Filling Right Axilla QD09-QD11

Ali Ozgur Ersoy, Efser Oztas, Erdinc Saridogan, Sibel Ozler, Nuri Danisman

Dr. Ali Ozgur Ersoy,
Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Care, Training and Research Hospital, Talatpasa Bulv. Hamamonu,
06230, Altindag, Ankara, Turkey.

Fetal lymphangioma is a hamartomatous congenital anomaly of the lymphatic system, which is embracing the fetal skin (sometimes mucous membranes) and the subcutaneous tissue. The general consensus is that it occurs as a result of failure in lymphatic drainage. A 36-year-old pregnant woman was referred to our perinatology clinic at 22 weeks’ gestation, because of a fetal right-sided axillary mass revealed by ultrasonography. The mass measuring 5x7x7cm in three dimensions had a multilocular structure without colour Doppler flow and well-circumscribed borders. Amniocentesis revealed a normal constitutional karyotyping. Lymphangioma was considered as prediagnosis. A healthy female baby weighing 3470 grams was delivered at term. Neonatal examination and the postnatal MRI confirmed the diagnosis. The baby is still on follow-up with the medical treatment of Sirolimus an anti-proliferative drug, and the mass got smaller significantly in 8 months after delivery.