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Are lymphangiomas serious?

If they affect the throat or mouth, lymphangiomas can be serious. They are non-cancerous tumors of the lymphatic system and when they grow in certain areas they can hinder eating or breathing. Lymphangiomas are rarely fatal, with only a three percent mortality rate.

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