Journal of Clinical Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Busan, Ulsan, Gyeoungnam Branch of Korean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

이하선에 발생한 해면성 림프관종 1예

김재명1, 임영환1, 권태영1, 김성완1,*
Jae Myeung Kim1, Young Hwan Lim1, Tae Young Kwon1, Sung Wan Kim1,*
1지방공사 강남병원 이비인후과학교실
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, KangNam General Hospital, Public Corporation, Seoul, Korea
*교신저자: 김성완, 135-740 서울 강남구 삼성동 171-1 지방공사 강남병원 이비인후과학교실 전화: (02) 3430-0673·전송: (02) 539-5256 E-mail:

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Received: Jul 30, 2002; Accepted: Oct 07, 2002

Published Online: May 31, 2020


Lymphangiomas are uncommon benign congenital tumors in the head and neck area and lymphangiomas of the parotid gland are very rare in childhood. They grow and present as painless, soft fluctuant masses and are usually detected in infancy or early childhood. Rapid enlargement may be associated with trauma, upper respiratory tract infection, or hemorrhage into the cystic spaces. Such enlargement can lead to severe complications such as upper aerodigestive tract compression and facial weakness. Various forms of treatments for lymphangiomas, including aspiration, injection of sclerosing agents, radiotherapy, and surgical excision have been used but a definitive treatment is controversial. We experienced a case of parotid lymphangioma with a rapidly enlarging mass in the right parotid region after facial trauma and treated it surgically because of risk of skin necrosis and resulted in successful outcome. We present and discuss the case of a cavernous lymphangioma in the parotid gland. (J Clinical Otolaryngol 2002;13:242-246)

Keywords: 림프관종; 이하선
Keywords: Lymphangoima; Parotid gland