Lymphatic Malformations Treatment for Children
Lymphatic malformations result from improperly formed lymphatic vessels. These vessels channel the body’s tissue fluid through lymph nodes and back to the bloodstream. When they do not form properly, fluid does not flow properly and may accumulate, forming lymphatic malformations. They may often appear as spongy, solid masses of different sizes on the skin or in body cavities like the abdomen or chest.
Lymphatic malformations may resemble tumors or swelling and can occur in internal organs. Depending on the location, they can cause abnormal enlargement of organs and place pressure on other organs or structures of the body. These malformations can also swell suddenly from internal bleeding and are prone to infection. Dr. Eric Cerrati can perform lymphatic malformations treatment for children at his offices in Salt Lake City and South Jordan.
Expert Treatment of Pediatric Vascular Anomalies
Lymphatic malformations treatment depends on the location, type, size and effect on neighboring bodily structures. No two treatments are the same, as no two people are alike. Each case demands a tailored approach to diagnose and treat the anomaly. Conservative treatments aim at reducing swelling and discomfort, preventing infection and the malformation from interfering with other bodily processes.
When these treatments are not enough and intervention becomes necessary, it can include injecting the malformation with a solution to cause its collapse (sclerotherapy), surgical removal and other medical treatments to limit the risk of recurrence. Dr. Cerrati has specific training and experience with congenital defects and pediatric plastic surgery. You will not find another facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Utah and the surrounding states with more expertise in these types of procedures. Contact his South Jordan or Salt Lake City offices today to schedule a consultation.