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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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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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Does lymphangiomas in babies usually go away on its own?

Does lymphangiomas in babies usually go away on its own?

Not usually: Many infantile hemangioma go away but lymphangiomas usually require treatment sometimes surgical for resolution. It is important that the diagnosis and distinction between the two is made as the treatment is different. Please consult a doctor familiar with these conditions. ...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 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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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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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