Prenatal diagnosis and perinatal management of a lingual lymphangioma

D. Paladini, T. Morra, F. Guida, A. Lamberti, P. Martinelli

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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 suspected 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Face and neck
  • Fetus
  • Lymphangioma
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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