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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)

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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

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Could lymphangioma spread to other children?

Could lymphangioma spread to other children?

No...: Lymphangiomas are not contagious or transmittable from one to another. They either occur congenitally (genetically) or can be acquired due to inflammation, trauma, or something obstructing the lymph system. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is having a lymphangioma painful to the child?

Not usually: Lymphangiomas contain no nerves, and thus the size and stretch caused by one does not cause pain. However, a large one overlying a body part that is needed a lot (eg, the eye) can be really annoying. More than anything, they are a cosmetic issue, and if they are hindering daily function or causing great distress, they can be surgically removed. ...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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Please explain why wouold a lymphangioma be painful?

Enlargement: Lymphangiomas are a benign congenital tumor mostly of the head and neck in children. In some cases it occurs in the abdomen or pelvis and grows to an enormous size at which time it can be painful. Even in the skin of the head and neck at times the lesion has some mild tenderness. In the presence of lymphedema it is the Stewart Treves syndrome representing a lymphangiosarcoma. ...Read more

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Path report says: lymphangioma. Are these results very serious?

Path report says: lymphangioma. Are these results very serious?

Generally Not: Lymphangiomas are malformations of lymphatic tissue and manifest differently at different ages and anatomic sites. These may be treated surgically or by injection of sclerosing agents. You should discuss the matter with your doctor as the report needs to be interpreted in light of other clinical factors. ...Read more

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Will a lymphangioma eventually grow smaller and go away on its own?

Will a lymphangioma eventually grow smaller and go away on its own?

Not likely: The information i found indicates they tend to not be bothersome but does not indicate they involute and resolve on their own. The definitive treatment at this time seems to be surgical excision. If the lymphngioma is not a medical emergency consider talking with a chinese medicine practioner and see what they have to offer. Ask a surgeon as well. ...Read more

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