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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125-128

Lymphangiectasia of varied etiology: Case series

Department of Dermatology, Vernerology and Leprology, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Sudha Rani Chintagunta
Plot No. #5, Jupiter Colony, Kakaguda, Karkhana, Secunderabad, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.263632

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Lymphangiectasias are dilated superficial lymphatic vessels following damage or obstruction to deep lymphatics leading to increased lymphatic pressure and formation of superficial vesicles. Lymphangiectasia clinically present as numerous translucent vesicles with chronic lymphedema, often associated with various conditions such as malignancies, radiotherapy, trauma, recurrent, and chronic infections and inflammatory conditions. The most common causes of lympangiectasia are surgery and radiotherapy. We herewith report six cases of lymphangiectasias of different etiology, of which five cases involving the genitalia following radiotherapy, malignancy, and blunt injury and another case involving the breast with carcinoma.

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