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What are the tests for cystic hygroma?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Cystic Hygroma (Definition)

Cystic hygroma is a condition in which a person has a mass of lymphatic channels, abnormally formed, usually ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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What is the cure for cystic hygroma?

What is the cure for cystic hygroma?

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. ...Read more

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Whats the reason of my cystic hygroma?

Whats the reason of my cystic hygroma?

? 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My son was born with a "cystic hygroma". Is it possible to remove all of it?

My son was born with a "cystic hygroma".  Is it possible to remove all of it?

Depends: Location & the skill of your surgical team will determine the outcome of any surgery for this problem. It can have a single or multiple locations & be small or large. If quite large, several procedures may be needed. ...Read more

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What is cystic hygroma?

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

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