A lymphatic malformation (LM) is a sponge-like collection of abnormal growths that contain clear fluid.
- probably caused by a developmental error in the womb
- no known food, medication, or activity during pregnancy can cause an LM
- lymphedema (swelling of a limb) is also a form of LM
Research at Boston Children's Hospital
The Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's conducts research that may lead to the development of new, more effective therapies and perhaps ultimately result in ways to prevent these anomalies.