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Is lymphangioma a hereditary problem?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sporadic problem

After reviewing the federal nih directory of rare disorders & other resources it is evident no new data has surfaced on this problem. Lymphangioma aka cystic hygroma is a sporatic defect with no defined genetic influence.

In brief: Sporadic problem

After reviewing the federal nih directory of rare disorders & other resources it is evident no new data has surfaced on this problem. Lymphangioma aka cystic hygroma is a sporatic defect with no defined genetic influence.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
congenital defect of lymphatic system that oftentimes needs to be removed due to size or involvement of specific structures, ie eye, ear (hearing), or respiratory tract.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rare

Happens in about 5000-7500 live births.
Most common site is the head and neck area. Can be picked up prenatal ultrasound as a cystic neck mass.

In brief: Rare

Happens in about 5000-7500 live births.
Most common site is the head and neck area. Can be picked up prenatal ultrasound as a cystic neck mass.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Usually it is an isolated event.

In brief: No

Usually it is an isolated event.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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