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What is the cure for cystic hygroma?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 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!
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 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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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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