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(ˌæn dʒiˈoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a benign tumor consisting chiefly of dilated or newly formed blood vessels (hemangioma) or lymph vessels (lymphangioma).
[1870–75; < Greek angeî(on) vessel (see angio-) + -oma]
an`gi•om′a•tous (-ˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-) adj.
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Noun1.lymphangioma - benign angioma consisting of a mass of lymphatic vessels
angioma - a tumor consisting of a mass of blood or lymphatic vessels
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4] mentioned that there was a relationship between development of cavernous lymphangioma and sex hormone (estrogen and progesterone) levels.
5,7] Histologically, lymphangiomas have been classified into three types: lymphangioma circumscriptum (Papular angiokeratoma), classical lymphangioma circumscriptum (Angiokeratoma circumscriptum) and cavernous lymphangioma (Hygroma or cavernous haemangioma).
Lymphatic malformations can be categorized as superficial cutaneous lymphangioma, cavernous lymphangioma, cystic hygroma or diffuse systemic lymphangioma.
Three types of lymphagniomas are distinguished in the literature: the cavernous lymphangioma, the lymphangioma simplex, and the cystic lymphangioma (1).