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What should I do if malformed veins develop into a large painful lump?

When my granddaughter was born 5 years ago, she had a group of tiny lumps under one arm near her armpit. Doctors said they were simply malformed veins and would gradually become less prominent. About six months ago, a huge lump appeared in this spot. It was about 1 1/2 inches high, looked bruised and was quite painful. Visits to various doctors and specialists have had no answers. She has had an MRI scan, again no result. The lump has decreased in size but is still about 3/4" and looks grey. She is supposed to go back to the children's hospital in 12 months. Should we wait that long?

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Doctors Answers (2)

You should go by what your physicians advised. If you are worried take her for a second opinion.

You need to seek the opinion of a vein specialist with an interest in congenital venous malformations. He / she will recommend the best treatment options.

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