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lymphatic dysplasia

Tuesday 8 July 2003

Diagnosing congenital lymphatic dysplasia and counseling the parents of babies with possible genetic conditions represents a difficult task.


- generalized lymphatic dysplasia
- localized lymphatic dysplasia

  • limb lymphatic dysplasia
  • abdominal lymphatic dysplasia
  • thoracic lymphatic dysplasia


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