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BSC2086.docx - BSC2086 Feb 22 2018 Lymphangiomas are...

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BSC2086 Feb. 22, 2018 Lymphangiomas “are overgrowths of the one-way lymph channels that return extra fluid from our tissues to the bloodstream”, while Lymphangiomas are mainly cosmetic, the risk that the Lymphangiomas could interfere with organs such as the heart, lungs and throats necessitates medical action. Lymphangiomas can occur anywhere on the body, and they can occur at any age. Ninety percent of Lymphangiomas cases occur in infants under the age of two and most involve some part of the head or neck. Some Lymphangiomas are associated with chromosome abnormalities like Turner Syndrome it is a condition where a female has only one X- chromosome rather than two, it is also often diagnosed before birth with the help of ultrasound. in some cases, sildenafil also known as Viagra had positive effect on children with Lymphangiomas. In one study seven children (four boys, three girls ages 13-85 months) with Lymphangiomas were given oral sildenafil for 20 weeks in this open- label study. The kids were
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