Key Points About Lymphatic Malformation in Children
- A lymphatic malformation is a lymphatic vessel that isn't formed correctly. The vessel traps the lymph fluid and causes cysts to form. Your child may have one or more of these cysts.
- This is a condition your child is born with.
- They are most common in the neck.
- Most lymphatic malformations are diagnosed at birth. The rest are often found by 2 years old.
- Treatment may include surgery to remove the lymphatic malformation or other methods to destroy it.
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