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What are the symptoms of cystic hygroma?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends.: Many cases of this are found in utero, or after birth, so often there are no symptoms, just the sign of a swelling in the neck by the posterior triangle at or after birth. Some can be large and can affect breathing and swallowing. They can resolve, but if they are large, they need to be drained. In any case, these patients need to be in a neonatal center capable of monitoring and treating them.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is cystic hygroma?

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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 21 years experience
Cyst of the neck: It's a large cyst of the neck, typically seen in newborns. There is an association with turner's sydrome, where a baby girl is born with only one x chromosome. (45, xo).
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