A case of mediastinal lymphangioma successfully treated with kampo medicine

Keiko Ogawa-Ochiai, Nobuyasu Sekiya, Yuji Kasahara, Atsushi Chino, Keigo Ueda, Yumiko Kimata, Satoshi Yamamoto, Yuri Okimoto, Hiroyuki Higashimoto, Takao Namiki, Katsutoshi Terasawa

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Abstract

Objective: The authors report a case of mediastinal lymphangioma successfully treated with Kampo medicine. Methods: A 2-year-old boy with an axillary soft mass consulted our clinic. Physical examination findings were normal except for axillary elastic swelling. The neck and chest magnetic resonance imaging scan (MRI) showed a multilocular mass starting from a cervical lesion and extending above the carina. Results: After 9 months of Kampo administration, MRI showed marked regression of mediastinal lymphangioma. Conclusions: It was found that Kampo medicine might be safe and effective as an alternative choice of treatment for lymphangiomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-565
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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