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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

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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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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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 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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