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Will a lymphangioma eventually grow smaller and go away on its own?

Will a lymphangioma eventually grow smaller and go away on its own?

Not likely: The information I found indicates they tend to not be bothersome but does not indicate they involute and resolve on their own. The definitive treatment at this time seems to be surgical excision. If the lymphngioma is not a medical emergency consider talking with a chinese medicine practioner and see what they have to offer. Ask a surgeon as well. ...Read more

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Does lymphangiomas in babies usually go away on its own?

Does lymphangiomas in babies usually go away on its own?

Not usually: Many infantile hemangioma go away but lymphangiomas usually require treatment sometimes surgical for resolution. It is important that the diagnosis and distinction between the two is made as the treatment is different. Please consult a doctor familiar with these conditions. ...Read more

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How to make lymphangioma go away?

How to make lymphangioma go away?

Sclerosing agents: Traditionally, surgical removal of lymphangioma has been the first treatment modality to be attempted. This approach has been on occasion, associated with complications and risks. Other than for the 6-10% incidence of cases demonstrating spontaneous regression, steroids have been utilized to cause regression or, OK-432 (picibanil) is more frequently employed as a sclerosant.. ...Read more

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What would I do about a lymphangioma of the small intestinal?

What would I do about a lymphangioma of the small intestinal?

Depends: Surgical resection or possible embolization or ablation using a scope if they can get to it. Using catheter-based intervention such as embolization is effective and less painful than surgery and can be done as an outpatient. ...Read more

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What is lymphangioma?

What is lymphangioma?

Benign tumor: Lymphangioma is a collection of lymph vessels that carry blister fluid. No one knows why they form, or suddenly grow. ...Read more

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Should a lymphangioma be painful?

Should a lymphangioma be painful?

It's possible.: They are not usually painful. However, depending on the location and if they are ulcerating or draining, they could potentially cause discomfort. ...Read more

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What are the tests for lymphangioma?

What are the tests for lymphangioma?

CT scan: Ct scan or possibly mri. Ultrasoind can be used as well but won't give you as accurate view of the anatomy involved. ...Read more

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Why would a lymphangioma be painful?

Why would a lymphangioma be painful?

Pressure: Buildup of pressure can lead to bulging of vessels and pain. Certainly any nerve involvement will lead to pain syndromes. See a specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Is lymphangioma a hereditary problem?

Is lymphangioma a hereditary problem?

Sporadic problem: After reviewing the federal nih directory of rare disorders & other resources it is evident no new data has surfaced on this problem. Lymphangioma aka cystic hygroma is a sporatic defect with no defined genetic influence. ...Read more

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Can lymphangioma spread to other children?

Can lymphangioma spread to other children?

No.: Lymphangiomas are a congenital malformation and are not caused by an infectious agent, thus they cannot be spread from person-to-person. ...Read more

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Could lymphangioma spread to other children?

Could lymphangioma spread to other children?

No...: Lymphangiomas are not contagious or transmittable from one to another. They either occur congenitally (genetically) or can be acquired due to inflammation, trauma, or something obstructing the lymph system. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is having a lymphangioma painful to the child?

Is having a lymphangioma painful to the child?

Not usually: Lymphangiomas contain no nerves, and thus the size and stretch caused by one does not cause pain. However, a large one overlying a body part that is needed a lot (eg, the eye) can be really annoying. More than anything, they are a cosmetic issue, and if they are hindering daily function or causing great distress, they can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of a lymphangioma?

What are the presenting symptoms of a lymphangioma?

Depends on location: Symptoms will depend on the location of the mass and it's size, . The most serious being an enlarging mass in the airway. ...Read more

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Please explain why wouold a lymphangioma be painful?

Enlargement: Lymphangiomas are a benign congenital tumor mostly of the head and neck in children. In some cases it occurs in the abdomen or pelvis and grows to an enormous size at which time it can be painful. Even in the skin of the head and neck at times the lesion has some mild tenderness. In the presence of lymphedema it is the Stewart Treves syndrome representing a lymphangiosarcoma. ...Read more

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Path report says: lymphangioma. Are these results very serious?

Path report says: lymphangioma. Are these results very serious?

Generally Not: Lymphangiomas are malformations of lymphatic tissue and manifest differently at different ages and anatomic sites. These may be treated surgically or by injection of sclerosing agents. You should discuss the matter with your doctor as the report needs to be interpreted in light of other clinical factors. ...Read more

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If they surgically remove a lymphangioma, what are the chances that it will recur?

17%, in one study: In a 1999 study of lymphangiomas in 186 children, 17% of patients had a recurrence after macroscopic complete (surgeon removed all tumor that he could see) surgical removal. Complete removal was in 145 children. Recurrence rates were higher (40% recurrence rate) with laser removal or with incomplete surgical removal. See the abstract of the study here: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/10442614. ...Read more

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Help docs, is getting surgery for my lymphangioma a good idea?

Help docs, is getting surgery for my lymphangioma a good idea?

Depends on site: Lympangiomas which are benign lesions occur in many different places and sizes which defines treatment. Lymphatic malformation is the new terminology for what was formerly called “lymphangioma.” Some of the lesions are composed of multiple, grouped, small macroscopic vesicles filled with clear or serosanguineous fluid. Others appear as large soft subcutaneous tumors which can distort facial features. Bacterial infection may occur. The lymphangioma may occur as an isolated solitary lesion, or cover large areas. They are best handled by excision if feasible, or treated with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Treatment for lymphangioma, does OK- 432 show effectiveness on the treatment of lymphangioma?

Treatment for lymphangioma, does OK- 432 show effectiveness on the treatment of lymphangioma?

Yes: Lymphangiomas are benign, soft tissue tumors often affecting the head and neck area, causing marked cosmetic problems. Treatment includes surgery and various sclerotherapy agents. OK-432 is such an agent. An intracystic injection produces a local inflammatory reaction, which frequently leads to resolution of the lesion. OK-432 injections should be used as a first line of treatment. ...Read more

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What is lymphangioma of the foot? What r the symptom? What does it look like?

What is lymphangioma of the foot? What r the symptom? What does it look like?

Congenital malformat: Uncommon, hamartomatous, congenital malformations of the lymphatic system that involve the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Small number of vesicles on the skin at birth or shortly after. In subsequent years, they tend to increase in number, and the area of skin involved continues to expand. ...Read more

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Is lymphangioma congenital?

Is lymphangioma congenital?

Yes: Yes lymphangioma is a congenital condition in the sense that it is something that a baby is born with. But it is also something that can progressively enlarge after birth. ...Read more

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When is surgery needed for a lymphangioma?

When is surgery needed for a lymphangioma?

Deforming.: It should be operated on when other treatments don't work, or it is deforming, or interfering with normal body processes like breathing, eating, etc. ...Read more

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How can I find a doctor in ny, to treat my cavernous lymphangioma?

How can I find a doctor in ny, to treat my cavernous lymphangioma?

I can treat this: I specialize in treating all types of vascular birthmarks and malformations. My office is in mid-town manhattan. Please call my office for an appointment: 212-957-6933. I accept most insurances as well. ...Read more

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How do I find a doctor to treat lymphangioma in the chest of an adult?

How do I find a doctor to treat lymphangioma in the chest of an adult?

Dr. With experience: Should consult physician with experience in therapy of congenital lesions. Cystic lymphangioma can be treated by surgeon or by noninvasive technique by interventional radiologist with instillation of sclerosing chemical agents that can shrink the cavities of lesion. Sometimes requires combination of chemical therapy and surgery.Consistency of lesion usually depicted by ultrasound exam ...Read more

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Is lymphangioma genetic?

Is lymphangioma genetic?

Sometimes: Some lymphangiomas that occur in utero can be due to genetic disorders such as noonan syndrome, trisomy 13, trisomy 18, trisomy 21, and turner syndrome. Some are acquired and have no obvious genetic cause. ...Read more

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What are treatments for lymphangioma?

What are treatments for lymphangioma?

Surgery/medication: Either surgery or sclerosing agents that cause scarring of the inside of the lymphangioma cysts. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lymphangioma?

What is the treatment for lymphangioma?

Difficult: There are various surgical treatments for lymphangioma depending on the size and location of the mass. You should consult a pediatric surgeon or a plastic surgeon with expertise in pediatrics. ...Read more