Palwasha Gul, Pari Gul, Masroor Ahmed, Aliya Aftab Malik


Cystic hygromas (CH) are congenital malformations of the lymphatic system and consists of  internal cystic areas of variable sizes. CH is commonly seen in the cervicofacial region, axilla,  mediastinum, groin and abdominal visceras. CH can be asymptomatic if small however can cause variable symptoms from respiratory distress to infection. It has been associated with number of syndromes and pathologies however its association with venous anomalies and aneurysm has been rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of cystic hygroma in left submandibular region with venous aneurysm of the left common facial vein and ectatic lingual vein.

Key words: Cystic hygroma, venous aneurysm, submandibular

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