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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.

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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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What is the treatment for cystic hygroma?

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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My aunt has cystic hygroma but doctors wont operate on her because she has a rare case of it. What can we do?

My aunt has cystic hygroma but doctors wont 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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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 ?

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.