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Dr. Andy Chung
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Lymphangioma (Overview)

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 out of blood vessels.


Dr. Andy Chung
205 doctors shared insights

Lymphangioma (Overview)

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 out of blood vessels.


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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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 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