Lymphatic Malformation in Children

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A lymphatic malformation (LM) is a sponge-like collection of abnormal growths that contain clear fluid.

  • probably caused by a developmental error in the womb
  • no known food, medication, or activity during pregnancy can cause an LM
  • lymphedema (swelling of a limb) is also a form of LM

Research at Boston Children's Hospital

The Vascular Anomalies Center at Boston Children's conducts research that may lead to the development of new, more effective therapies and perhaps ultimately result in ways to prevent these anomalies.

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