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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
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.?
I 27 years old n have a mass in the parotid gland n just been diagnose with lymphatic malformation n how could this be i never had systoms as a child?
Unknown: Probably was there in some form.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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