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VASCONCELOS, Bárbara Nader; BENEZ, Marcela Duarte Villela; BRESSAN, Aline Lopes  and  OLIVEIRA, Elisa Fontenelle de. Involution of a cystic hygroma of the face following local infection. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.1, pp.135-137. ISSN 0365-0596.

This report describes the case of a cystic hygroma on the face of a four-month old child. There was a history of congenital swelling of the right hemiface that decreased considerably following signs of infection. The cystic hygroma or lymphangioma is a rare congenital malformation of the lymphatic system that is present at birth in 50% of cases. It is usually located on the neck or face. It generally grows slowly and progressively and may compress and infiltrate adjacent structures. Its spontaneous regression occurs in only 6% of cases.

Keywords : Bleomycin; Infection; Lymphangioma, cystic; Lymphatic system.

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