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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Cystic Hygroma

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What is a cystic hygroma associated with?

What is a cystic hygroma associated with?

Nil to chromosomal: Cystic hygroma can be found in healthy babies or in babies born with chromosome abnormalities. The outcome is generally better for a baby that does not have a chromosome abnormality. About 60% of cystic hygromas result from chromosome abnormalities. Common disorders associated with cystic hygroma are turner syndrome and trisomies.

Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Cystic Hygroma (Definition)

Most common form of lymphangioma. Lesion that arises from lymphatic tissue. Often found in the left posterior triangle ...Read more


Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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Need a specialist to evaluate rare cystic hygroma!?

Need a specialist to evaluate rare cystic hygroma!?

Genetics, MFM.: Cystic hygroma is typically seen with fetuses affected by turner syndrome or down syndrome. Seek care with a perinatal geneticist, genetic counselor and maternal-fetal medicine specialist to assess the final diagnosis and your reproductive options asap.

Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Ultrasound shows a cystic hygroma in chest. What does this mean?

Lymphatic spaces: Cystic hygroma is cavernous lymphatic spaces that communicate and grow to form large cysts that can infiltrate the surrounding tissue. Cystic hygromas can be discovered before birth or ineonatal period. Occasionally, the cystic hygroma may not be discovered until the patient is older. There are now chemical therapies where medication placed in multiple cystic areas to decrease size of lesion.

Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
17 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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Baby had no heartbeat on 9 weeks 2 days after a detailed scan in hospital - cystic hygroma. What are the causes that lead to this?

Baby had no heartbeat on 9 weeks 2 days after a detailed scan in hospital - cystic hygroma. What are the causes that lead to this?

So sorry!: I'm sorry for your loss. The two most common causes of cystic hygromas are chromosome defects (like turner syndrome, down syndrome) and complex fetal heart defects.

Dr. Richard Roberts Dr. Roberts
Clinical Genetics
42 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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Had fetus with cystic hygroma, but normal karyotype, it was aborted, but I've cmv igm0.92 cmv igg378, was it related to the fetus condiditon?? what 2do?

Had fetus with cystic hygroma, but normal karyotype, it was aborted, but I've cmv igm0.92 cmv igg378, was it related to the fetus condiditon?? what 2do?

Primary CMV infectn: You only test positive for CMV IgM when you have had a recent primary infection. You then have livelong immunity provided by CMV IgG. The timeframe needs to be checked by someone with expertise, but evidence of positive IgM means that you had a primary infection in pregnancy, which may have devastating effects on the fetus. You will not be at risk in future pregnancies because of immunity.

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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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Dr. Geoffrey Schnider Dr. Schnider
Obstetrics & Gynecology
43 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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Can a baby die from cystic hygroma?

Cystic hygroma: Cystic hygroma often associated with fetal chromosomal anomaly some of which are lethal but not all.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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"Biggest Cystic Hygroma ever seen."?

Cystic hygroma: Surgery is necessary, but what js your question

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What kind of condition is a cystic hygroma?

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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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are some home remedies for cystic hygroma?

Cystic hygroma: A cystic hygroma is an abnormality of the lymphatic system. A fetus diagnosed with a cystic hygroma has only a 17% chance of surviving and being born alive. There are no home remedies for a cystic hygroma.

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett Dr. Poinsett
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Cystic hygroma?

Cystic Hygroma: Most common form of lymphangioma. Lesion that arises from lymphatic tissue. Often found in the left posterior triangle of neck and armpit.

Dr. Arnold Friedman Dr. Friedman
Radiology
42 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Can fetus die from cystic hygroma?

No, but: The underlying chromosomal problem may be fatal.

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Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Can babies with cystic hygroma survive long?

Can babies with cystic hygroma survive long?

Yes.: This is a congenital multiloculated lymphatic lesion that can arise anywhere. It is classically found in the left posterior triangle of the neck, and contains large cyst like cavities withy watery fluid. This is benign, but a lethal version, cowchock wapner kurtz syndrome, causes cystic hygroma, lymphedema and cleft palate. This can be seen in adults, and people can live normal lives.

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Dr. William Nyman Dr. Nyman
Radiology
34 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Does a cystic hygroma mean retardation for the baby if it is born>?

Does a cystic hygroma mean retardation for the baby if it is born>?

Not necessarily: Cystic hygroma is a congenital condition that can have a wide range of consequences. These are mainly anatomic and can be mild to severe. Can be surgically resolved but they can be severe and require significant intervention and may recur later. It can be associated with other syndromes that have more significant problems ie. Turners syndrome but not necessarily. Genetic counseling is recommended.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is the treatment for cystic hygroma?

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.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My aunt has cystic hygroma but doctors won't operate on her because she has a rare case of it. What can we do?

My aunt has cystic hygroma but doctors won't operate on her because she has a rare case of it. What can we do?

Rare meaning what?: Cystic hygroma is a well known benign entity that is commonly found in the neck as a single mass but may occur as several smaller sites in different locations. In trained hands many can be partly or completely removed but the location & nearby structures may make surgery risky. Try to find out if this is the case & pursue a second opinion if you desire.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr terminated my preg. Bec fetus had high N.T&cystic hygroma, what causes this kind of illness to a fetus? What was the reasons?

Dr terminated my preg. Bec fetus had high N.T&cystic hygroma, what causes this kind of illness to a fetus? What was the reasons?

Cystic hygroma: Is formed due to blockage of lymph drainage, could be due to genetic or environmental factors such as exposure to drugs / alcohol or viruses, what did you mean by "high N & T in your fetus?

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Can my aborted fetus have normal karyotype but have cystic hygroma&above normal N.T at the same time? Did it deserve that doc decide abortion?

Can my aborted fetus have normal karyotype but have cystic hygroma&above normal N.T at the same time? Did it deserve that doc decide abortion?

Certainly: A fetus can have normal karyotype and still have any one of a large variety of really bad congenital defects. That means many bad birth defects happen in babies who have normal karyotypes. As we each walk our journeys in life, we must make the best decisions we can, with the information we have at hand... people make the best call they can, and then move on, to the promises that the future holds.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What are the tests for cystic hygroma?

? Tests?: The cystic hygroma is usually suspected due to size, location & characteristics. Laboratory examination of the excised mass confirms the initial assessment.

Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What are the symptoms of cystic hygroma?

What are the symptoms of cystic hygroma?

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.