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What are the foods that should not be eat by children with abdominal cystic lymphagioma?

What are the foods that should not be eat  by children with abdominal cystic lymphagioma?

Surgery recommended: Abdominal cystic lymphangioma is a very rare benign condition of the bowel that presents in infancy or early childhood, usually with a palpable mass(or as a finding on ultrasound). There aren't any foods to avoid - unless complications such as bowel obstruction or peritonitis occur. Usually surgery is recommended as the means to prevent bowel complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Andy Chung
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Lymphangioma (Definition)

Lymphangiomas are malformations of the lymphatic system that lead to a collection of fluid under the skin. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that collect the tiny amounts of fluid and protein that normally leak ...Read more


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My doctor recently discovered a 20 cm cystic mass in my abdomen that may be originating from one of my ovaries. Would it be possible to save my ovary?

My doctor recently discovered a 20 cm cystic mass in my abdomen that may be originating from one of my ovaries. Would it be possible to save my ovary?

Depends: If this is just a large ovarian cyst, they may be able to remove it and leave the rest of the ovary. If there is any chance that it is cancer then they would want to remove the ovary. ...Read more

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Foetal scan showed cystic hygroma in neck, head and abdomen. Awaiting results of cvs. Advised to terminate. Chances of good outcome before decision.

Foetal scan showed cystic hygroma in neck, head and abdomen. Awaiting results of cvs. Advised to terminate. Chances of good outcome before decision.

Worrisome findings: The location & extent of the cystic hygroma suggest a chromosome defect -xo turner syndrome or other anomaly. I have had patients with large isolated ch do well when they had no other defects although extensive surgery was required to debulk the defect. ...Read more

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18 yr old has pain in lower parts of right side of abdomen, side, and right lower back has history of lapband, h pyloria, poly cy cystic fibrosis

18 yr old has pain in lower parts of right side of abdomen, side, and right lower back has history of lapband, h pyloria, poly cy cystic fibrosis

In : In a patient with a lap-band who has abdominal pain, you must be immediately evaluated. Please call your bariatric surgeon for immediate evaluation. If your doctor can't evaluate you immediately, or if you have continued pain, vomiting, or fever then you need to go to the er. ...Read more

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Well circumscribed hypoechoic 4.8 cm cystic mass. Thickened internal septations, perifpheral mural nodularity and calcification. Pain upper abdomen.

Well circumscribed hypoechoic 4.8 cm cystic mass.  Thickened internal septations, perifpheral mural nodularity and calcification. Pain upper abdomen.

Ovarian: I assume the report is describing an ovarian cyst which may be fluid filled. If so, your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. It is not clear if this is the cause of your abdominal discomfort since the discomfort is not in the pelvic area. Other imaging studies may be recommended. ...Read more

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Pain in the left abdomen side,Anal pain, ultra sonic results: shows bulky right seminal vesicle with cystic dilatation of seminal ducts. ?

Pain in the left abdomen side,Anal pain, ultra sonic results: shows bulky right seminal vesicle with cystic dilatation of seminal ducts. ?

Left abdominal pain: Left side abdominal pain/ anal pain may be constipation, fissures, hemorrhoids,herpetic infection radiculopathy, neuropathy , increased intraabdominal pressure,post surgical adhesions or diverticulitis,inflammatory. The sonogram testes abnormalities were on the right so it is much less likely to be a cause. Discuss with your doctor recent abdominal/pelvic CT/MRI results and your pain. ...Read more

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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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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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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