Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

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

Lymphangiectasia of varied etiology: Case series

Sudha Rani Chintagunta, Geetakiran Arakkal 
 Department of Dermatology, Vernerology and Leprology, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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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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Chintagunta SR, Arakkal G. Lymphangiectasia of varied etiology: Case series.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2019;8:125-128

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Chintagunta SR, Arakkal G. Lymphangiectasia of varied etiology: Case series. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];8:125-128
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