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What are lymphangiomas?

Lymphangiomas are caused when the channels of the lymphatic system become enlarged due to benign tumors. They form bumps or sacs that can erupt and sometimes discolor the skin. The lymphatic system is a network of pathways that carry lymph throughout the body and is closely tied to the immune system.

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