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Chronic lymphangiectasis in Turner's syndrome.
  1. H D Perry and
  2. A J Cossari

    Abstract

    A 3 1/2-year-old female presented with Turner's syndrome and Nonne-Milroy-Meige disease. Ocular findings included strabismus and bilateral chemosis which was unchanging and persisted throughout the four years the patient was followed up. Histopathological findings included diffuse lymphangiectasia and dense connective tissue surrounding the dilated lymph channels. Although the association between congenital lymphoedema and Turner's syndrome is common, the lymphoedema usually disappears by the first year of life. The persistence of the lymphoedema beyond this age is rare, as is the presence of the persistent chemosis. This report represents the first histopathological documentation of congenital lymphangiectasis in association with Turner's syndrome.

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