Our Services

Lymphatic Malformations

Lymphatic malformations have been referred to as cystic hygromas. They often involve the underlying muscle and/or bone and may cause swelling and bony overgrowth. Occasionally, clusters of very small fluid-filled blisters may develop on top of the skin and may weep. The size of lymphatic malformations may change with infection and/or trauma that results in bleeding into the malformation, and increased lymph flow through the region. Lymphatic malformations often are treated with a special procedure that is done by an interventional radiologist; this involves the injection of a medicine into the lymph vessel to help decrease the flow. Following this therapy, surgery to decrease the size of the malformation often is an option. For lymphatic malformations of the arms and legs, compression garments may help.

Last Update
December 30, 2010
  • Increase/Decrease Text Size
  • Print This Page
Last Update
December 30, 2010
top