We describe the prenatal ultrasonographic features that led to the diagnosis of a lingual lymphangioma. The risk of upper airway obstruction, which is associated with this rare abnormality, prompted us to plan careful perinatal management. We believe that, in cases of uspected lymphangioma of the tongue or other oropharyngeal tumors, elective delivery should be carried out in a tertiary referral center in which emergency ventilation and tracheostomy are possible.

Prenatal diagnosis and perinatal management of a lingual lymphangioma

PALADINI, DARIO;MARTINELLI, PASQUALE
1998

Abstract

We describe the prenatal ultrasonographic features that led to the diagnosis of a lingual lymphangioma. The risk of upper airway obstruction, which is associated with this rare abnormality, prompted us to plan careful perinatal management. We believe that, in cases of uspected lymphangioma of the tongue or other oropharyngeal tumors, elective delivery should be carried out in a tertiary referral center in which emergency ventilation and tracheostomy are possible.
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