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Foetal scan showed cystic hygroma in neck, head and abdomen. Awaiting results of cvs. Advised to terminate. Chances of good outcome before decision.

Foetal scan showed cystic hygroma in neck, head and abdomen. Awaiting results of cvs. Advised to terminate. Chances of good outcome before decision.

Worrisome findings: The location & extent of the cystic hygroma suggest a chromosome defect -xo turner syndrome or other anomaly. I have had patients with large isolated ch do well when they had no other defects although extensive surgery was required to debulk the defect. ...Read more

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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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Is there a surgery to stop the side of your neck from sweating? My daughter is 18-years-old and perfectly happy and healthy. However, she was born with a cystic hygroma on her neck which was removed immediately after birth. She has been complaining for ye

Is there a surgery to stop the side of your neck from sweating? My daughter is 18-years-old and perfectly happy and healthy. However, she was born with a cystic hygroma on her neck which was removed immediately after birth. She has been complaining for ye

During : During removal of hygroma some of the parasympathetic fibers innervated the skin. The treatment would be Botox injections into the arrea typically after few injections patients will feel much better. If that does not help a more complex operation can be attempted with placement of the accellular graft to provide a spacer beten parasympathetic endings and skin. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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