Testing & Diagnosis for Lymphatic Malformation in Children

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How are LMs diagnosed?

Usually your child’s medical history and physical examination will be enough for your doctor to make the diagnosis. Sometimes, however, an LM can be confused with a venous anomaly.

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast enhancement is used to confirm the diagnosis and determine the extent of the lymphatic abnormality.
  • Before birth, LMs can often be detected by an ultrasound.
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