Similar histologic features and immunohistochemical staining in microcystic and macrocystic lymphatic malformations.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Lymphatic research and biology, Volume 7, Issue 2, p.75-80 (2009)


2009, Adolescent, Center-Authored Paper, Child, Child, Preschool, Endothelium, Lymphatic, Female, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Immunoenzyme Techniques, Infant, Lymphangioma, Cystic, Male, Public Health Sciences Division, Retrospective Studies, Staining and Labeling, Tumor Markers, Biological


Lymphatic malformations are benign but potentially life-threatening lesions mostly found in the head and neck. They can be classified into two types: microcystic and macrocystic. Microcystic lesions are more difficult to treat. In this study, we describe the histologic features and expression of lymphatic endothelial markers in microcystic and macrocystic lymphatic malformations and correlate clinical data with histologic and immunohistochemical data.