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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

Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...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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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 benign hemangiomas?

What are benign hemangiomas?

Benign: Hemangiomas are collections of vascular tissue in an unexpected location, and of low vascular flow. They are benign (not cancer), and usually painless and asymptomatic. Therefore, they are generally not treated. They are particularly common in the liver, skin, and spine. Having said that, very large hemangiomas can bleed, fracture if in the spine, cause pain, or be disfiguring and may be treated. ...Read more

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Is lymphangioma congenital ?

Is lymphangioma congenital
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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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How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

Examination: It is raised collection of blood. Small ones are diagnosed by observation. Large ones may be also examined with a sonogram to detect the size. Small ones are removable with vascular laser. Large congenital hemangiomas are now treated with beta blockers. ...Read more

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What is strawberry hemangiomas?

What is strawberry hemangiomas?

Collection vessels: Strawberry hemangioma is better referred to nowadays as hemangioma of infancy (hoi). It is a collection of very small blood vessels (capillaries) in the skin, or beneath the skin, or both. Depending on where they occur, they can cause functional problems such as vision, breathing, eating. Most often they do not cause functional problems, but can be unsightly and cause distress to parents ...Read more

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How risky is hemangioma in humans?

Depends on location: Some hemangiomas are not serious at all. Others because of their location can be a serious problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemangioma?

What are the symptoms of hemangioma?

On skin-visible: Hemangiomas (benign tumors of blood vessels) can occur on the skin (w/ or w/o involvement of the neurologic system)-visible, but not a symptom. Hemangiomas of the liver are common-usually no symptoms. If bleed or rupture can cause pain, fever, even shock. Hemangiomas of the brain are common; no symptoms unless they bleed. Then headache and neuro signs, sympts: depend on location and amt of bleed. ...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