How will you diagnose the Lymphangiomas?
As a rule the diagnosis is apparent and are made on clinical grounds
Ultrasound scanning may help
- To make prenatal diagnosis and there are report of infants being treated ex-utero to airway problems at birth.
- It reveals the cystic nature of the lesion and it relationship to the surrounding tissues.
- It will distinguish between micro and macrocystic disease.
CT and MRI delineates
- the extent of the lesion.
- facilitates accurate diagnosis and pre-treatment planing.
- Determine size and the exact anatomical location
- Demonstrates it relationship with surrounding structure
MRI preferred more due to soft tissue delineation better and avoidance of ionizing relation.
(No operation should be conducted without pre-operative chest CT scan to R/O mediastinal involvement)
no/little value only if underlying neoplasia is suspected.
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