Lymphatic malformations are treated according to the symptoms expressed in each patient. In many cases, developing an effective treatment plan requires the input of a number of specialists working in conjunction with each other. It is for this reason that seeking a diagnosis and treatment from the Vascular Birthmark Center is in the best interest of patients.
A lymphatic malformation is a benign mass of fluid that can affect different parts of the body. Although there is no confirmed cause for the malformation, it is thought the condition is the result of abnormal development of the lymphatic system. If symptoms have not presented at birth, lymphatic malformations normally become visible by the time a child reaches the age of two.
Lymphatic Malformations Treatment
There are a number of important factors to consider when exploring treatment of lymphatic malformations including size, location, symptoms, age and general well-being. Certain treatments, including medicines, are also ruled out depending on a variety of factors which can only be determined during consultation and assessment of the patient.
It is important that medical treatments are decided on by qualified physicians with the consent of parents in all cases. During your child’s consultation, Dr. Greg Levitin will provide information on associated risks or benefits, both short and long term, before commencing with a treatment plan. Treatment for head and neck lymphatic malformations need special consideration and are already guided by staging systems to help further ensure that outcomes are predictable and controlled where possible.
Treatment may involve a combination of surgical, laser therapies, percutaneous drainage and radiofrequency ablation. All of which should only be performed by experienced and qualified medical professionals. It is important that all specialists involved in your child’s treatment work closely together and make any necessary adjustment in their approach, based on the result of procedures in line with established predictions.
Consultation and Evaluation
While a free online consultation available from the Vascular Birthmark Center will provide you with useful information that may help you identify the need to have your child evaluated, any physical examinations and treatment options will require an in-office visit with Dr. Greg Levitin and his team. We understand that travel may present challenges for some parents and are prepared to help accommodate you in any way we can.
The Vascular Birthmark Center has offices in New York and Los Angeles, so we welcome you to contact us today in order to further discuss having your child’s lymphatic malformation evaluated for treatment. If you have any questions about potential treatment options and how they will impact your child, we invite you to speak to one of our qualified medical team members at your earliest convenience.