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Does having a lymphangioma predispose children to getting sick more often?

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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no relationship.

In brief: No

There is no relationship.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The structural defect of the lymphangioma is basicly an overgrowth of normal lymphatic vessels that form a cystic mass.
Although most common in the head and neck, they can occur over the trunk & elsewhere. I find no mention of increased illness in the written literature and have not seen any in those I have followed over several decades.

In brief: No

The structural defect of the lymphangioma is basicly an overgrowth of normal lymphatic vessels that form a cystic mass.
Although most common in the head and neck, they can occur over the trunk & elsewhere. I find no mention of increased illness in the written literature and have not seen any in those I have followed over several decades.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: No

Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of the lymphatic system.
They can get infected but do not predispose a child to frequent illness.

In brief: No

Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of the lymphatic system.
They can get infected but do not predispose a child to frequent illness.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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