Nuri Fitriasari, Irna Sufiawati


Background: Microcystic lymphatic malformation (MLM) is an abnormal congenital growth of lymphatic vessels. It may occur in any part of the human body, with 75 % cases found in the head and neck, including in oral cavity. This case report aimed to describe a case of MLM in a child who was successfully treated non-operatively with antibiotics and corticosteroid.
Case Report: A 4-year-old child came to Oral Medicine Clinic of Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung, with a chief complaint lesions of the tongue since a year ago, accompanied by bleeding in the affected areas but not pain. Patient gave history of recurrent episodes of the symptoms since 7 months old.
Result : Ultrasonography was performed and diagnosis of microcystic lymphatic malformation was established. Systemic oral corticosteroid, antibiotics, and multivitamins were given and the lesions showed significant improvement after 2-weeks treatment.
Conclusion: Therapy of MLM with antibiotics and systemic oral corticosteroid significantly improved patient’s condition, and ultrasonography may be used as a diagnostic modality in MLM diagnosis.


Microcystic lymphatic malformation; Ultrasonography; Corticosteroid; Antibiotics


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