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Lymphatic malformations are rare, non-malignant masses consisting of fluid-filled channels or spaces thought to be caused by the abnormal development of the lymphatic system. These malformations are usually apparent at birth or by two years of age. Below is a great illustrative look! Below that are links to other websites to learn more!
INFORMATION FROM OTHER WEBSITES
Links to Various Resources to Learn More about Lymphatic Malfmormation
VASCULAR ANOMALIES CENTER AT TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
The Vascular Anomalies Center at Texas Children’s Hospital is a multidisciplinary group of experts from a variety of medical and surgical backgrounds who specialize in vascular malformations and vascular tumors. We’re dedicated to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment to patients with these disorders. Vascular anomalies result from the abnormal development and growth of vascular tissues, such as arteries, veins and capillaries. Some of these conditions are apparent at birth, while others aren’t prominent until months or years later.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF RARE DISEASES (NORD)
NORD gratefully acknowledges Sheila Ganti, PhD, Clinical Research Associate, Vascular Anomalies/Otolaryngology, Research Coordinator Core/CCTR, Seattle Children's Hospital, and Jonathan A. Perkins, DO, Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Attending Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Seattle Childrens Hospital, for assistance in the preparation of this report.
Synonyms of Lymphatic Malformations
macrocystic lymphatic malformation
microcystic lymphatic malformation
LYMPHATIC MALFORMATIONS - KIDS HEALTH
What Are Lymphatic Malformations?
A lymphatic malformation is a clump of lymph vessels that form a growing, jumbled, spongy cluster. Lymphatic malformations are masses (unusual growths), but they are benign (not cancerous).
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