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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

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


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Where can I go to get a cystic fibrosis lung function test?

Where can I go to get a cystic fibrosis lung function test?

See pulmonologist: Consult physician who is pulmonologist ,physician specializing in lung diseases,for examination and advice. Xray examination of chest may be part of workup. Blood and sweat tests are also utilized. ...Read more

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Will cystic fibrosis be confused with another disease?

Will cystic fibrosis be confused with another disease?

Yes: Cystic fibrosis can be confused with other diseases of the lung or the GI tract. Appropriate testing does exist that can guide the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to remove multi septated cystic lesion?

How to remove multi septated cystic lesion?

Cystic Lesion: It depends where this lesion is. You should see your pcp who can refer you to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Can you get a pancreas transplant in cystic fibrosis?

Can you get a pancreas transplant in cystic fibrosis?

Yes: Yes you can. Some patients can get a lung pancreas or a liver, pancreas. They have done very well at our institution. ...Read more

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My child as cystic fibrosis, how likely will he get pulmonary aspergillosis?

Possible but small %: Many people with cystic fibrosis have aspergillus (a fungus) in their airway, but in the vast majority of cases it does not cause disease. In a small percent of patients it may cause allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa), and that can lead to lung damage. Abpa can usually be treated. ...Read more

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What can be done for cystic fibrosis sufferers?

What can be done for cystic fibrosis sufferers?

Supportive care: CF patients benefit from active coordinated care involving their pcp and a regional cystic fibrosis care center.These are usually part of a children's hospital and involve pediatric pulmonologists and other respiratory care specialists. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a baby diagnosed with a ccam (congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation)?

What to do if I have a baby diagnosed with a ccam (congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation)?

Pediatric surgeon: most neonates with CCAM are diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound. a referral is usually made prenatally to a pediatric surgeon so the parents can investigate what is in store for their unborn child. studies will be required after the baby is born such as a CT scan of chest. in many cases the surgery can be delayed till the infant is between 6 and 12 months of age. ...Read more

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Can you die of cystic fibrosis?

Yes but: Yes but with early diagnosis and regular care and adherence to prescribed therapy by a pediatric pulmonologist the long term survival has improved greatly in the past two decades. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about cystic fibrosis? What is cystic fibrosis?

Why?: If you are 45 and have not manifested signs of cystic fibrosis then you don't have it and need not worry. The disease is a genetic defect that requires both genes of the pair to be effected to manifest itself. If you and your partner each carry one defective gene then 25% of your children on average could be affected. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cystic_fibrosis for more info. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis the same as cystic fibrosis?

No: Ipf is a disease of older patients that has no known cause and leads to thickening of the soft tissue in the lung. This causes poor movement of oxygen into the bloodstream. CF is a genetic disease usually diagnosed in childhood. Patients have an abnormal protein in some organs that causes mucous to thicken. In the lungs, this results in chronic infections and airway damage. ...Read more

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How to know if a CT scan of cystic astrocytoma is malignant or not?

How to know if a CT scan of cystic astrocytoma is malignant or not?

Malignant: All astrocytomas are malignant. Some are much more aggressive than others. ...Read more

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Do both parents have to be cystic fibrosis gene carriers for their child to get it?

Do both parents have to be cystic fibrosis gene carriers for their child to get it?

Yes: It is a recessive trait, so both have to have the gene to pass it to a child. ...Read more