Friday, August 07, 2009

it all fits

Cali's growth is a lymphangioma, specifically, a cystic hygroma (a subset of lymphangioma). From hindsight, the symptoms make total sense.

Here's wikipedia's entry for "lymphangioma," edited.

"Lymphangioma is a lymphatic malformation, a benign proliferation of lymph vessels. Lymphangiomas are fluid-filled sacs resulting from blockage of the lymphatic system.

It is often removed by a form of surgery using an electric current electrocoagulation for cosmetic reasons. It is rare, incidence being estimated at around one per 10,000 live births.

These tumors may occur anywhere, but around 75% occur in the head and neck regions, with a predilection for the left side. Most (around 90%) are either evident at birth or become evident before age two years."

We are returning to the hospital to meet with a lymphatic surgeon on Monday.


Blogger Becky said...

What a relief it must be to have some answers! Whew!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Hillary said...

I hope you were able to have friends watch Bria for you last week. I'm sure things have been crazy for you. My mom is back home so if you need some one to babysit, you can give her a call. I'm glad you finally have a diagnosis for Cali. Poor thing! I hope you are all holding up.

7:37 PM  
Blogger The Morrisons... said...

We are so glad that things are getting better, and you guys have answers. Miss ya.

12:38 PM  

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