This page explains about lymphatic sclerotherapy and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure.
What happens before the sclerotherapy?
What does the sclerotherapy involve?
Are there any risks?
Are there any alternatives to lymphatic sclerotherapy?
What happens afterwards?
- Your child is in a lot of pain and pain relief does not seem to help
- The treated area is unusually hot, red and painful and your child is general unwell with a high temperature or not eating or drinking as usual
What happens next?
Please note this is a generic GOSH information sheet. If you have specific questions about how this relates to your child, please ask your doctor. Please note this information may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals.