Your child’s lymphatic system keeps the body’s fluid levels in balance and defends against infection. It does this by sending a clear fluid called “lymph” throughout the body. When something is wrong with the lymphatic system, lymph can build up in tissues and cause swelling in the arms, legs, hands and feet. This condition is called “lymphedema.”
If left untreated, lymphedema in children can lead to chronic wounds, ulcers, infection and other complications. At Nemours Children's, our dedicated team of experts work together to give your child complete lymphedema care.
Regional Care Highlights
Delaware Valley Highlights
Our Lymphatic Imaging & Therapeutics Program is located at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.). These are just some of the reasons families choose us for their child’s lymphedema care:
- One of the largest pediatric interventional radiology programs in the country (with teams in the Delaware Valley and Florida)
- American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation for CT, MRI, ultrasound and PET MRI imaging (the gold standard in accreditation)
- Ronald McDonald House of Delaware right across from our campus, for an affordable home away from home for hospital stays