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A 37-year-old primigravid woman at 22 weeks gestation comes to the clinic for her second-trimester fetal assessment. She has had full prenatal care, and her first-trimester assessment showed no abnormalities. This is her first pregnancy, and she is very excited about the upcoming birth of her daughter. Fetal ultrasound reveals increased nuchal translucency and a septated fluid collection that extends along the entire posterior length of the fetus. The doctor suspects a genetic abnormality. Which of the following is most likely responsible for this patient’s presentation?  

Summary

Lymphangiomas are benign tumors of the lymphatic system, which can develop anywhere but usually in the neck, head, or arms. They can develop congenital or be acquired. Congenital lymphangiomas are due to poor connection of lymphatic channels to the main lymphatic drainage duct during prenatal life, whereas acquired lymphangiomas are due to interrupted normal lymphatic drainage following surgery, malignancy, Trauma, or even radiotherapy.

Symptoms of lymphangioma include a swollen area on the skin, discomfort when the tumor is touched, and difficulty moving affected body parts. Lymphangiomatosis is a condition characterized by multiple tumors throughout the lymphatic system.