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Çocukluk Çağı Lenfanjiyomların Bleomisin ile Tedavisi: Retrospektif Bir Gözlem Çalışması []
. 2019; 59(4): 315-319 | DOI: 10.14744/hnhj.2019.22590

The Treatment of Lymphangiomas with Bleomycin in Childhood: A Retrospective Observational Study

Salim Bilici1, Veli Avci2, Tülin Öztaş1, Muhammet Asena3, Kıymet Çelik3
1Department of Pediatric Surgey, Gazi Yasargil Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Diyarbakır, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Surgey, Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey
3Department of Pediatrics, Gazi Yasargil Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Diyarbakır, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: Lymphangioma is defined as the congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. According to morphological classifications, there are macrocystic, microcystic and mix types. Treatments vary from one clinic to another given that there are no commonly accepted guidelines. This study aims to present the results of ultrasonography-guided intralesional bleomycin treatment of lymphangioma.
METHODS: Retrospective evaluation was conducted on 20 patients with lymphangioma who were treated with intralesional bleomycin. Under local anesthetic and aseptic conditions, 0.4-0.6 mg per kg bodyweight of bleomycin was injected under ultrasonography guidance. The response was graded as “excellent response” (>90% reduction), “good response” (>50% reduction in size) and “poor response” (<50% reduction or no change in size).
RESULTS: The 20 cases comprised eleven female and nine male patients with a mean age of 3.1 years. The lymphangioma was located on the neck in eight cases, on the trunk in seven cases, on the axillary region in two cases, the mass extended from the neck to the mediastinum and retropharynx in one case. Also, it was on the anterior surface of the thigh in one case and on the anterior surface of the leg in one patient. Excellent response was seen in 50% of the patients, a good response in 40% and a poor response in one patient.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Bleomycin injection is very effective for the treatment for macrocystic and mixed type lymphangioma of the neck and on any other surface area of the body. It is an appropriate treatment choice for cases that have previously undergone surgery and then show recurrence or incomplete resection.

Keywords: Bleomycin, childhood, lymphangioma; sclerotherapy.

Salim Bilici, Veli Avci, Tülin Öztaş, Muhammet Asena, Kıymet Çelik. The Treatment of Lymphangiomas with Bleomycin in Childhood: A Retrospective Observational Study. . 2019; 59(4): 315-319

Sorumlu Yazar: Salim Bilici, Türkiye
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