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If they surgically remove a lymphangioma, what are the chances that it will recur?

If they surgically remove a lymphangioma, what are the chances that it will recur?

17%, in one study: In a 1999 study of lymphangiomas in 186 children, 17% of patients had a recurrence after macroscopic complete (surgeon removed all tumor that he could see) surgical removal. Complete removal was in 145 children. Recurrence rates were higher (40% recurrence rate) with laser removal or with incomplete surgical removal. See the abstract of the study here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10442614. ...Read more

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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


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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

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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

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How to make lymphangioma go away?

How to make lymphangioma go away?

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

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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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Is lymphangioma a hereditary problem?

Is lymphangioma a hereditary problem?

Sporadic problem: After reviewing the federal nih directory of rare disorders & other resources it is evident no new data has surfaced on this problem. Lymphangioma aka cystic hygroma is a sporatic defect with no defined genetic influence. ...Read more

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Can lymphangioma spread to other children?

Can lymphangioma spread to other children?

No.: Lymphangiomas are a congenital malformation and are not caused by an infectious agent, thus they cannot be spread from person-to-person. ...Read more