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What is the medical term for a tumor composed of lymph vessels?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Lymph vessel tumor
Lymphangioma is the term for a tumor composed of lymphatic vessels; there are 3 types: capillary, cavernous, & cystic hygroma.
50% are present at birth, 90% by age 2 yrs; a rare tumor that accounts for 4% of vascular tumors in children. [the annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 111 (12 pt 1): 1066–75. & lymphangioma at emedicine].

In brief: Lymph vessel tumor
Lymphangioma is the term for a tumor composed of lymphatic vessels; there are 3 types: capillary, cavernous, & cystic hygroma.
50% are present at birth, 90% by age 2 yrs; a rare tumor that accounts for 4% of vascular tumors in children. [the annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 111 (12 pt 1): 1066–75. & lymphangioma at emedicine].
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