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Alternative Treatments For Cystic Hygroma
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
My daughter had a cystic hygroma before she was born & luckily 4 her it resolved itself. Are there any known effects that can affect the immune system?
No: No known harmful effect, especially to the immune system. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I was 12 wk preg. Fetus had cystic hygroma&above normal N.T&generalized edema, my Dr. Decided abortion, was it the right decision?
12 wks fetal hydrops: That early in pregnancy, edema is hydrops, generalized; an increased nuchal translucency will be seen, which later in pregnancy may turn into a cystic hygroma, unless septation was already present--as seen in severely affected 45X (Turner syndrome) fetuses. Many other potential causes, but prognosis of hydrops this early is dismal. An amniocentesis prior to abortion allows chromosomal analysis. ...Read more
A lymphangioma.: A cystic hygroma is a congenital multiloculated lymphatic lesion that can arise anywhere, but is classically found in the left posterior triangle of the neck. This is the most common form of lymphangioma. It contains large cyst like cavities containing watery fluid. Cystic hygromas are benign, but can be disfiguring. It affects children; very rarely it can present in adulthood. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Had to have tmfr due to cystic hygroma and turners syndrome last week, how long til I could try again and what are chances of a repeat outcome?
2 months: Allow your body to heal. Give yourself 2months. At 40, the risk of another turner's is nominal. The risk of any chromosomal problem is 1/100. Check with your provider for more information and advice. ...Read more
13 week scan told cystic hygroma present, no size or position indicated, why and how would the need tobe confirmed, thought the scan already did that?
Genetic evaluation: 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. Turner's syndrome is the most commonly encountered genetic abnormality. ...Read more
Cystic hygroma scan showed fluid at neck, back and stomach. Awaiting cvs results. What are chances of a good outcome to this?
Cystic hygroma: Cystic hygroma chances of good outcome 98%. ...Read more
I had abortion on 2-3, bec fetus had cystic hygroma&other anomalies. Blood HCG quantitative on 24-3 : 23.95. any indication?
Patience, expectancy: Your betaHCG may take several weeks to return to normal depending on the gestational age at which your pregnancy was terminated. If you have no pain, no excessive bleeding, no fever or other symptoms, there is little cause for alarm. Otherwise, be patient. If you remain concerned, you may want to repeat your HCG in another week or so. ...Read more