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Is having a lymphangioma painful to the child?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Lymphangiomas contain no nerves, and thus the size and stretch caused by one does not cause pain.
However, a large one overlying a body part that is needed a lot (eg, the eye) can be really annoying. More than anything, they are a cosmetic issue, and if they are hindering daily function or causing great distress, they can be surgically removed.

In brief: Not usually

Lymphangiomas contain no nerves, and thus the size and stretch caused by one does not cause pain.
However, a large one overlying a body part that is needed a lot (eg, the eye) can be really annoying. More than anything, they are a cosmetic issue, and if they are hindering daily function or causing great distress, they can be surgically removed.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Lymphangiomas, or more correctly, lymphatic malformations result from abnormal formation of the lymphatic system & are characterized by obstruction to lymph flow.
If they become infected or enlarge in tight anatomic spaces (i.e., neck, extremities) they are painful.

In brief: Yes

Lymphangiomas, or more correctly, lymphatic malformations result from abnormal formation of the lymphatic system & are characterized by obstruction to lymph flow.
If they become infected or enlarge in tight anatomic spaces (i.e., neck, extremities) they are painful.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Not necessarily

A lymphangioma is a malformation of the lymphatic system.
It may be an obvious deformity of the head and neck area, axilla/chest, and or groin area. They can get infected, but if large look worse than they feel. They can be treated by surgical removal.

In brief: Not necessarily

A lymphangioma is a malformation of the lymphatic system.
It may be an obvious deformity of the head and neck area, axilla/chest, and or groin area. They can get infected, but if large look worse than they feel. They can be treated by surgical removal.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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