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What do I need to know about caring for someone with lymphangiomas?

Lymphangiomas generally affect children by the age of one and in most cases do not require a great deal of care. They are non-cancerous tumors of the lymphatic system that often cause growths on the skin. If these growths rupture, they expel a straw-colored or clear fluid. When the growths occur in the neck, they can cause complications with eating or breathing that can become serious threats to a child's health, in which case you'll want to take the child to a doctor and seek treatment.

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What do lymphangiomas mean?
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Lymphangiomas means that non-cancerous tumors have formed in the body's lymphatic system. These tumo...
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Do lymphangiomas affect children differently than adults?
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Children are more often affected by lymphangiomas than adults because symptoms of the condition gene...
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Are lymphangiomas life-threatening?
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In the vast majority of cases, lymphangiomas are not life-threatening. The condition is associated w...
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How long do lymphangiomas last?
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Lymphangiomas are generally a life-long condition. These tumors of the lymphatic system are often pr...
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