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what is the cure for cystic hygroma?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
No cure per se.: Cystic hygroma (ch) is typically seen around 12-22 weeks in fetuses with turner/down syndrome, or severe cardiac/skeletal anomalies. It's a marker of disorders and not a problem in and of itself. As such, no specific treatment is warranted in utero. It may lead to a pregnancy loss or completely resolve. Rare newborns have persistent ch and merit consultation with plastic surgery; tincture of time!
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Depending on the size and location a pediatric surgeon may be able to reduce the size of the defect with surgery. The process is not a simple one, requiring pre-operative planning and postoperative surveillance. WOrking on these is not without risk.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What kind of condition is a cystic hygroma?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Developmental: Cystic hygromas are developmental anomalies of the lymphatics. These are generally seen in children and become large and affect nearby organs, even though the lesions themselves are benign. These are often present in the neck, back and chest.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Whats the reason of my cystic hygroma?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
? bad luck: Lymphangioma develop in the neck, but they do develop as part of some syndromes, such as turner syndrome and down syndrome. If you have a syndrome it is a much higher chance of getting the tumor.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is cystic hygroma?

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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 20 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).
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for cystic hygroma?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
? Tests ?: The cystic hygroma is usually suspected due to size, location & characteristics. Laboratory examination of the excised mass confirms the initial assessment.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for cystic hygroma?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Excision if desired: The cystic hygroma is usually suspected due to size, location & characteristics. Laboratory examination of the excised mass confirms the initial assessment. Small defects may be left alone if desired. Many larger defects can interfere with general functions & should be removed.

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