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Is it possible for a adult to develop lymphatic malformation?

Is it possible for a adult to develop lymphatic malformation?

Not usually: Most lymphatic malformations are congenital, either lymphedema in legs or arms. Some lymphedema called lymphoma praecox does not become apparent until late first decade , second decade of life. Localized swellings, cystic hygromas, occur elsewhere in the body such as neck , abdomen. Acquired lymphedema in adults can occur related to radiation therapy for tumor or from breast surgery. ...Read more

Lymphatic (Definition)

Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues ...Read more


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2 y/o son diagnosed with abdominal lymphatic malformation; had sx, but still some masses left. I looking for an specialized group for the condition.?

2 y/o son diagnosed with abdominal lymphatic malformation; had sx, but still some masses left. I looking for an specialized group for the condition.?

Pediatric surgeon: Mosdt lymphatic malformations of the abdomen are benign. It is difficuilt to remove them completely due to the nature of the tissue. Recurrence is common in any surgeon's hands. ...Read more

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Does the size of the malformation matter?

Does the size of the malformation matter?

Incomplete question: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.Like what malformation you are talking about. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read more

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What happens if holoprosencephaly malformation complex?

What happens if holoprosencephaly malformation complex?

Brain Development: When the embryo's forebrain does not divide to form bilateral cerebral hemispheres (the left and right halves of the brain), it causes defects in the development of the face and in brain structure and function. In less severe cases, babies are born with normal or near-normal brain development and facial deformities that may affect the eyes, nose, and upper lip.The condition can be mild or severe. ...Read more

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What is an aorta venous malformation?

What is an aorta venous malformation?

AVM: i think you must mean arteriovenous malformation. This represents a tangle of small arteries that become small veins. The significance is that they are prone to bleeding. They can be found in the brain, in the esophagus, the stomach, the liver, the small bowel, and the colon to name a few. ...Read more

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What is an aorta venous malformation?

What is an aorta venous malformation?

Connection: This is a genetic abnormality that allows an artery to feed directly into a vein (instead of gradually perfusing tissue before being returned to the venous capillaries). This direct A-V communication creates what is called a shunt, and if large enough may cause volume overload on the heart, which may lead to hear chamber enlargement and even failure. At the site of the AVM, bleeding may result. ...Read more

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Is a high palate a sign of malformation?

Is a high palate a sign of malformation?

Personal differences: A high or "vaulted" palate is not uncommon. It is not ideal though, and can be associated with airway issues, and and dental/orthodontic bite problems. Talk to your dentist or an orthodontist who can advise you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about chiari 1 malformation?

Can you tell me about chiari 1 malformation?

Chiari malformation: A Chiari 1 malformation is an anatomical anomaly where a structure at the base of your brain called the cerebellar tonsils descend or herniated through the hole at the base of the skull called the foramen magnum ...Read more

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What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

Abnormal birth: Any abnormality in the baby is considered a malformation. It can be as simple as an extra digit or as severe as multiple malformation syndromes that can be lethal to the newborn. ...Read more

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