Petukhov A.V., Iamatina S.V., Komelyagin D.Y., Topolnitsky O.Z., Dubin S.A., Vladimirov P.I., Gromova T.N., Blagikh O.E., Striga E.V., Blagikh K.A., Staroverova E.N. The excision method for the superficial microcystic form of lymphatic or lymphovenous malformation of the tongue in children. Head and neck. Russian Journal. 2021;9(2):62–70 (In Russian).

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Lymphatic malformation is representing approximately 6-18 percent of all benign tumors in children. Malformations’ development in the head and neck lymphatic vessels are most often diagnosed at birth or in the first years of a child’s life (up to one year old in 60-80 percent of cases). Until now, the treatment of children with this disease still remains an unresolved problem. This article describes the excision method for the superficial microcystic form of lymphatic and lymphovenous malformations of the tongue in children with the use of continuous or pulseperiodic laser irradiation. For the disease definition, the 2018 Edition of the Classification of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) is used.

Key words: lymphatic malformation, lymphovenous malformation, laser, tongue, children

Conflicts of interest. The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Funding. There was no funding for this study.

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