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Lymphatic malformation (LM)

Lymphatic malformation (LM): Introduction

Lymphatic malformation (LM): Abnormal or defective development of a lymph vessel. Groups of abnormal lymph channels and spaces contain lymph fluid. A blockage in the malformation can cause a buildup of fluid which can compress nearby structures such as the windpipe. Other problems can occur when the fluid leaks from the malformation into surrounding areas. Examples of lymphatic malformations includes lymphangioma, cavernous lymphangioma and cystic hygroma. Symptoms may vary depending on the location of the malformation and whether the lymph vessel becomes blocked. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lymphatic malformation (LM) is available below.

Symptoms of Lymphatic malformation (LM)

Treatments for Lymphatic malformation (LM)

  • Treatment varies depending on the severity of the symptoms that result, age of patient and other factors
  • Antibiotics in infection develops
  • Drain blockage
  • Surgically remove malformation - malformations can recur after removal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • more treatments...»

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Lymphatic malformation (LM): Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Lymphatic malformation (LM):

  • Infection of lymph vessel
  • Protein loss - gastrointestinal lymphatic malformation
  • Chylothorax - if thorax malformation leaks lymph fluid into chest cavity
  • Lung problems - if thorax malformation leaks lymph fluid into chest cavity
  • Heart problems - if thorax malformation leaks lymph fluid into chest cavity
  • Ascites - if malformation leaks lymph fluid into abdominal cavity
  • Impaired swallowing (see Swallowing difficulty) - due to compression by malformed, enlarged lymph vessel
  • more complications...»

Causes of Lymphatic malformation (LM)

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  1. Lymphatic malformation (LM): Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Complications

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