Efficacy of ultrasonography in lymphatic malformations: diagnosis, treatment and follow-up: a case report

Aslan A., Buyukkaya R., Tan S., Erdogan C., HAKYEMEZ B.

MEDICAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY, vol.15, no.3, pp.244-246, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.11152/mu.2013.2066.153.aa1rb2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.244-246
  • Keywords: cystic lymphangioma, prenatal ultrasonic diagnoses, sclerotherapy
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Lymphatic malformation (LM) is a localized and rare benign anomaly of the lymphatic system. Surgery is the primary form of treatment, but total resection is difficult and generally not possible. The least invasive and most effective form of treatment is injection sclerotherapy with sclerosing agents. Here, we report a case of LM in a baby, detected at prenatal ultrasound. The aim of this report is to assess the importance of ultrasonography in the prenatal diagnosis, therapy and follow-up of LM's.