lymphangioma

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benign angioma consisting of a mass of lymphatic vessels

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Lymphangioma simplex (capillary lymphangioma, lymphangioma circumscriptum), composed of small, thin-walled, endothelium lined, capillary-sized lymphatic vessels.
Lymphangiomas are subclassified into three morphologic types: capillary lymphangioma (lymphangioma simplex), which is predominantly made up of capillary-sized, thinwalled lymphatics; cavernous lymphangioma, which is made up of dilated lymphatics; and cystic hygroma, which is made up of lymphatic cysts of various sizes.
if in the tongue it is more likely to be a lymphangioma simplex and if in the neck it is most likely to be cystic variety.