A rare vascular anomaly or angioma characterized by multifocal malformed lymphatic channels lined by clusters or sheets of spindled lymphatic endothelial cells with a predilection for the thoracic cavity but also involving extra-thoracic locations especially bones and spleen. Typical clinical signs and symptoms are pericardial and pleural effusions cough dyspnea bleeding and fractures secondary to bone involvement. Prognosis is generally poor due to the progressive nature of the condition.
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Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance
The mission of the LGDA is to bring hope to and improve the quality of life of patients diagnosed with generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA), kaposiform lymphangiomatosis (KLA), Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) and central conducting lymphatic anomaly (CCLA) through support networks, education, research and advocacy.
Project FAVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit patient advocacy group that promotes awareness of fibro-adipose vascular anomalies, educates patients, their families, and the global community, and provides helpful resources to those with FAVA. Project FAVA also advances research to move the needle towards more effective and less invasive treatment options for FAVA patients.
Collaborative Research Advocacy for Vascular Anomalies Network (CaRAVAN)
As the research-based umbrella organization for all vascular anomalies, we are on a mission to develop a unified network of patients and their families, advocates, researchers, and clinicians who influence research from initial concept and design to patient care delivery
My Faulty Gene
My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization which provides information and assistance to any individual whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. We believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it.
My Little Sunshine Foundation
My Little Sunshine is a non-profit foundation dedicated to educating people about the importance of fertility preservation and making fertility resources accessible to all.
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Help Hope Live
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