The prenatal diagnosis of lymphangiomas and outcomes. Perinatal Journal 2014;22(3):SE11
- Zeynep Kamil Kadın Doğum ve Çocuk Hastalıkları Hastanesi, Perinatoloji Kliniği- İstanbul TR
- Zeynep Kamil Kadın Doğum ve Çocuk Hastalıkları Hastanesi, Genetik Kliniği- İstanbul TR
Resul Arısoy, Zeynep Kamil Kadın Doğum ve Çocuk Hastalıkları Hastanesi, Perinatoloji Kliniği- İstanbul TR,
Conflicts of Interest
No conflicts declared.
Our aim was to evaluate ultrasound findings and perinatal outcome after prenatal diagnosis of lymphangiomas
We searched the archives of our ultrasound database at our center for cases with a prenatal diagnosis of the lymphangioma in the period from 2008 to 2013. We described maternal, fetal and perinatal variables for all cases.
Seven fetuses were diagnosed in our center as having the lymphangioma between 2008 and 2013. All cases were diagnosed during the second and third trimesters with the average gestational age of 24 ± 4 weeks. The average diameter of lymphangioma were 58,4 ± 22,5 mm at time of diagnosis. Four of the seven fetuses (57,1%) had lymphangioma in the neck. Three of the seven fetuses (42,9%) had lymphangioma in locations other than fetal neck. Fetal karyotyping was normal in all cases. Two of these fetuses was terminated. No abnormal doppler finding or hydrops were detected in the antenatal follow-up of remaining five cases. Cesarean section was performed due to dystocia for all cases.
The risk of chromosomal abnormalities is very low in pregnancies with isolated lymphangioma. The outcome of pregnancies with lymphangioma is generally favorable and prognosis depends on their locations and size.
Chromosomal abnormalities, lymphangioma, perinatal outcome
USG appearance of fetal lymphangioma on the posterior of the neck
The appearance of large lymphangioma on the axilla
The appearance of lymphangioma extending to forearm