What is the treatment of lymphangioma?

The preferred treatment for lymphangiomas is complete surgical excision. On the basis of the Whimster hypothesis, the large subcutaneous cisterns should be removed to prevent the lesion from resurfacing. Local recurrences are common in lymphangiomas.

What is sclerotherapy for lymphatic malformation?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which a solution called a sclerosant or sclerosing agent, is injected directly into the macrocystic lymphatic malformation. This solution causes scarring within the lymphatic malformation, which eventually causes it to shrink or collapse.

How do you treat Circumscriptum lymphangioma?

Lymphangioma circumscriptum (LC) is a relatively rare, benign, congenital disorder of the lymphatic channels with a nonspecific etiology. Surgical excision, cryotherapy, electrocoagulation and laser treatments for this pathology have all been reported, but surgical excision remains the mainstay of treatment.

Is lymphangioma benign or malignant?

Lymphangiomas are uncommon, benign malformations of the lymphatic system that can occur anywhere on the skin and mucous membranes. Lymphangiomas can be categorized as deep or superficial based on the depth and size of the abnormal lymphatic vessels or as congenital or acquired.

What form of lymphangioma is most common?

Lymphangioma circumscriptum, the common form of cutaneous lymphangioma, is characterized by persistent, multiple clusters of translucent vesicles that usually contain clear lymph fluid (often compared with frog spawn).

Does lymphangioma go away?

Most lymphatic malformations that appear suddenly will decrease in size and pain without treatment, but very rarely go away on their own. Incision (cutting into) and draining the lymph from a lymphatic malformation can temporarily reduce its size. This is usually only done for diagnosis or to treat an infection.

Can lymphangioma be cured?

When a lymphangioma does need treatment, the therapies are very successful. Many of these cysts and masses can be removed or reduced in size. Overall, people generally recover without any problems. Repeat treatments may needed, however, since lymphangiomas do tend to recur.

Does lymphatic malformation go away?

Is lymphangioma life threatening?

In the vast majority of cases, lymphangiomas are not life-threatening. The condition is associated with a three percent mortality rate. Lymphangiomas, or benign tumors of the lymphatic system, can be fatal when they are located in the neck or mouth and interfere with breathing.