Topical sirolimus 0.1% for treating cutaneous microcystic lymphatic malformations in children and adults (TOPICAL): protocol for a multicenter phase 2, within-person, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled clinical trial.

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Date publication

décembre 2019




Membres identifiés du Cancéropôle Est :
Pr VABRES Pierre

Tous les auteurs :
Leducq S, Caille A, Barbarot S, Bénéton N, Bessis D, Boccara O, Bursztejn AC, Chiaverini C, Dompmartin A, Droitcourt C, Gissot V, Goga D, Guibaud L, Herbreteau D, Le Touze A, Léauté-Labrèze C, Lorette G, Mallet S, Martin L, Mazereeuw-Hautier J, Phan A, Plantin P, Quéré I, Vabres P, Bourgoin H, Giraudeau B, Maruani A,


Cutaneous microcystic lymphatic malformations (CMLMs) are rare conditions in children and adults. They present as clusters of vesicles full of lymph and blood to various extents, inducing maceration, esthetic impairment, pain, and impaired quality of life. The treatment is challenging. Sirolimus is an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) involved in angio-lymphangiogenesis. Topical sirolimus has recently been reported as effective in a few reports of patients with CMLMs. The objective is to compare the efficacy and safety of a 12-week application of 0.1% topical sirolimus versus topical vehicle in CMLMs in children and adults.

Mots clés

Cutaneous microcystic lymphatic malformation, Lymphangiectasia, Mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor, Rapamycin, Sirolimus, Topical rapamycin, Vascular malformation


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