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Please explain why wouold a lymphangioma be painful?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
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