Cystic Hygroma

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Cystic Hygroma

Cystic hygroma is a birth defect that causes a soft mass, often in the head and neck area.  It may be discovered in a fetus during a pregnancy ultrasound, in a newborn, or it may not become evident until later in life.  When a cystic hygroma is identified in a fetus, parents are counseled regarding their baby's risk for having a chromosome problem or other birth defect, and are offered additional testing options such as special ultrasound tests or amniocentesis. Cystic hygromas in infants, children, or adults may enlarge or become infected, and may require surgery or other therapy to remove or shrink the mass.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cystic Hygroma" returned 27 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Cystic hygroma : report of 25 cases].
 

Author(s): Rim Zainine, Chafik El Aoud, Moncef Sellami, Najeh Beltaief, Semia Sahtout, Ghazi Besbes

Journal: Tunis Med. 2012 Jan;90(1):19-24.

 

The cystic hygroma is a benign lymphatic malformation, a rare but potentially serious in its character and its evolutionary trend dissecans. The head and neck region constitutes the favorite seat (75%). If the diagnosis is usually easy, the therapeutic management remains controversial.

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2012

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Cystic hygroma of unusual sites: report of two cases.
 

Author(s): Bilal Mirza, Lubna Ijaz, Shahid Iqbal, Ghulam Mustafa, Muhammad Saleem, Afzal Sheikh

Journal: Afr J Paediatr Surg. ;8(1):85-8.

 

Cystic hygroma is the cystic variety of lymphangiomas. Its common site is cervico-facial region, followed by axilla, superior mediastinum, mesentery and retroperitoneal region. Its occurrence in upper extremity is rarely reported, whereas its location at sternum has not been reported ...

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2011

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Involution of a cystic hygroma of the face following local infection.
 

Author(s): Bárbara Nader Vasconcelos, Marcela Duarte Villela Benez, Aline Lopes Bressan, Elisa Fontenelle de Oliveira

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;86(1):135-7.

 

This report describes the case of a cystic hygroma on the face of a four-month old child. There was a history of congenital swelling of the right hemiface that decreased considerably following signs of infection. The cystic hygroma or lymphangioma is a rare congenital malformation ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2011

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The terms "Cystic Hygroma" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fetal axillary cystic hygroma detected by prenatal ultrasonography: a case report.
 

Author(s): Tae-Bok Song, Cheol-Hong Kim, Seok-Mo Kim, Yoon-Ha Kim, Ji-Soo Byun, Eun-Kyung Kim

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2002 Jun;17(3):400-2.

 

Fetal cystic hygroma is a rare developmental congenital anomaly of the lymphatic system, characterized by the formation of a multilocular, variable sized cystic mass. Most of cystic hygromas are found in the neck and other rare locations include axilla, mediastinum, and limbs. There ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2002

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Posterior midline cervical fetal cystic hygroma.
 

Author(s): S N Oak, R G Redkar, V K Kapur

Journal: J Postgrad Med. ;38(2):93-6.

 

Posterior midline cervical cystic hygromas (PMC) are frequently found associated with chromosomal aberrations and usually do not survive. The present report illustrates diagnosis of this condition by sonography in an 18 weeks old fetus and an amniocentesis revealed 45 x0 karyotype ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 1992

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