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If they surgically remove a lymphangioma, what are the chances that it will recur?

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Steve Krager
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 17%, in one study

In a 1999 study of lymphangiomas in 186 children, 17% of patients had a recurrence after macroscopic complete (surgeon removed all tumor that he could see) surgical removal.
Complete removal was in 145 children. Recurrence rates were higher (40% recurrence rate) with laser removal or with incomplete surgical removal. See the abstract of the study here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10442614.

In brief: 17%, in one study

In a 1999 study of lymphangiomas in 186 children, 17% of patients had a recurrence after macroscopic complete (surgeon removed all tumor that he could see) surgical removal.
Complete removal was in 145 children. Recurrence rates were higher (40% recurrence rate) with laser removal or with incomplete surgical removal. See the abstract of the study here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10442614.
Steve Krager
Steve Krager
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can

Lymphangiomas are defects of the lymphatic system.
They can be very invasive and infiltrating, therefore difficult to remove completely. Recurrence rate varies from 15-25%.

In brief: It can

Lymphangiomas are defects of the lymphatic system.
They can be very invasive and infiltrating, therefore difficult to remove completely. Recurrence rate varies from 15-25%.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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