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Is Lymphangioma A Hereditary Problem
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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