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A 31-year-old female asked about a 31-year-old female:

22 weeks preg. ivf. 3d normal except the neck. multilocular cystic shadow from the left extends 2 left axilla. most prob. cystic hygroma. pls advise?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Observe: This needs to followed very carefully. It is a lymphatic malformation. It may get larger and is often associated with other findings. Sometimes it can resolve. See a perinatologist for management and a neonatologist. If it continues to grow your baby will need special care at birth. It can be treated with sclerosing medications and surgery. All the best and I hope your baby does well.

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Last updated Aug 4, 2015

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