Center for Lymphatic Disorders Patient Stories
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From Portland to Philly: Bubba’s Journey with Chylopericardium
When an active 11-year-old suffered from a rare lymphatic disorder, his military family traveled to CHOP for the expert care he needed.
Lymphatic Microsurgery: Daniel’s Story
Diagnosed with a rare lymphatic condition called chylothorax, a newborn undergoes life-saving surgery at CHOP’s Center for Lymphatic Disorders.
Reversing Severe Lymphatic Disorder Caused by Noonan Syndrome: Maria’s Story
Facing a future of recurring internal bleeding, Maria tried an experimental drug. It completely remodeled her lymphatic channels and stopped the bleeding.
From Struggling to Breathe to Finishing a 5K
Brenna first came to CHOP with a lymphatics condition so severe she could hardly function. A collaboration between lymphatics, genetics and oncology changed her life.
Conducting Lymphatic Anomaly: Daniel's Story
Doctors and genetic researchers at CHOP teamed up to find the gene mutation responsible for Daniel's painful lymphatic disorder, and successfully treat it.
Chylothorax: Lucas’ Story
Diagnosed with chylothorax at birth, Lucas needed expert lymphatic care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to survive.
Congenital Chylothorax and Lymphatic Embolization: Austin's Story
Diagnosed with a lymphatic leak before he was born, Austin is thriving today thanks to innovative treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Plastic Bronchitis: Matthew’s Story
Since having innovative treatment for plastic bronchitis, Matthew, 10, is planning a bright future — he hopes one day to become a doctor.
Lymphatic Leaks: Georgia's Story
After a serious accident in Montana, Georgia, 10, was sent to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a life-saving lymphatic procedure.
Lymphatic Leaks: Naelani’s Story
Naelani was flown from Texas to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for an innovative procedure which worked to seal her lymphatic leaks.