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Treatment for lymphangioma, does OK- 432 show effectiveness on the treatment of lymphangioma ?

Treatment for lymphangioma,  does OK- 432 show effectiveness on the treatment of lymphangioma ?

Yes: Lymphangiomas are benign, soft tissue tumors often affecting the head and neck area, causing marked cosmetic problems. Treatment includes surgery and various sclerotherapy agents. OK-432 is such an agent. An intracystic injection produces a local inflammatory reaction, which frequently leads to resolution of the lesion. OK-432 injections should be used as a first line of treatment. ...Read more

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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 the treatment for lymphangioma?

What is the treatment for lymphangioma?

Difficult: There are various surgical treatments for lymphangioma depending on the size and location of the mass. You should consult a pediatric surgeon or a plastic surgeon with expertise in pediatrics. ...Read more

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What are treatments for lymphangioma?

What are treatments for  lymphangioma?

Surgery/medication: Either surgery or sclerosing agents that cause scarring of the inside of the lymphangioma cysts. ...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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Is having a lymphangioma painful to the child?

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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Please explain why wouold a lymphangioma be painful?

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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What would I do about a lymphangioma of the small intestinal?

What would I do about a lymphangioma of the small intestinal?

Depends: Surgical resection or possible embolization or ablation using a scope if they can get to it. Using catheter-based intervention such as embolization is effective and less painful than surgery and can be done as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Help docs, is getting surgery for my lymphangioma a good idea?

Help docs, is getting surgery for my lymphangioma a good idea?

Depends on site: Lympangiomas which are benign lesions occur in many different places and sizes which defines treatment. Lymphatic malformation is the new terminology for what was formerly called “lymphangioma.” Some of the lesions are composed of multiple, grouped, small macroscopic vesicles filled with clear or serosanguineous fluid. Others appear as large soft subcutaneous tumors which can distort facial features . Bacterial infection may occur. The lymphangioma may occur as an isolated solitary lesion, or cover large areas. They are best handled by excision if feasible, or treated with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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I had a lymphangioma removed from lower back but now the area is filling up with fluid?

I had a lymphangioma removed from lower back but now the area is filling up with fluid?

Sterile abscess: This sounds like a sterile abscess. It may drain on its own. If not and it is uncomfortable, you can have it drained. ...Read more