A 38-year-old member asked:
13 week scan showed cystic hygroma, no advice about size? what are my options now?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Further tests: First, confirm that it is a hygroma. If confirmed, you will need chromosome testing for the baby as 1/2 will have chromosome abnormalities like trisomy 21.
A thorough us anatomy scan is important as 1/3 of babies with hygromas will have other physical defects like cardiac. You may want to see a perinatologist but talk to your OB for aplan.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
What kind of condition is a cystic hygroma?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
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.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Whats the reason of my cystic hygroma?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What is cystic hygroma?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
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).
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A 47-year-old member asked:
What are the tests for cystic hygroma?
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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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What is the cure for cystic hygroma?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
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!
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