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Definition of Lymphangioma

Lymphangioma: An abnormal structure that consists of a collection of blood vessels and lymph vessels that are overgrown and clumped together. Depending on its nature, a lymphangioma may grow slowly or quickly. Lymphangiomas can cause problems because of their location. For example, a lymphangioma around the larynx might cause a breathing problem.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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