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Do lymphangiomas affect children differently than adults?

Children are more often affected by lymphangiomas than adults because symptoms of the condition generally appear within the first year of life. The main symptom is the appearance of a soft, sometimes discolored growth on the skin. In some cases, the location of these growths can cause difficulty with eating or breathing and cause serious complications for a child's development.

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