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Management of Lymphatic Malformations

  • Kurosh Parsi
Chapter

Abstract

Lymphatic malformations (LMs) are congenital anomalies of the lymphatic system occurring in 1 in 2000–4000 births. These anomalies are present at birth but may not be apparent until later in life. Other congenital vascular malformations include venous malformations (VMs), capillary malformations (CMs) and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). VMs are the most common vascular malformations followed by LMs and CMs. Fortunately, AVMs are the least common but the most aggressive and the most difficult to treat.

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Acknowledgements

I am grateful to Dr. David Connor for his assistance with the preparation of the manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologySt. Vincent’s HospitalSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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