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What are the effects of cystic hygromas on pregnancy?

What are the effects of cystic hygromas on pregnancy?

C-section: A cystic hygroma may limit the chances of having a natural delivery. The baby will likely be delivered by c-section. Ask your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How to avoid getting a fetus with health problems again? I had a fetus with above normal N.T&cystic hygroma, docs terminated this pregnancy.

How to avoid getting a fetus with health problems again? I had a fetus with above normal N.T&cystic hygroma, docs terminated this pregnancy.

Antenatal care: the success of a pregnancy improves with the level of care you receive before birth. Make sure you are followed by an OB before you plan to get pregnant. Make sure you have a good month or two of good health pre-conception, and then hope for a good pregnancy, making all your high-risk OB visits count ! ...Read more

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Had hydatidiform mole pregnancy, it was terminated bec cystic hygroma fetus, do I've chance for another normal preg?do I need treatment?

Had hydatidiform mole pregnancy, it was terminated bec cystic hygroma fetus, do I've chance for another normal preg?do I need treatment?

Yes: Any abnormal pregnancies such as this are due to genetic it Tatian's which can happen only one time there's no guarantee you will have another problem like this. To be sure you might want to have genetic counseling or you can check your chromosomes it's possible that you have a chromosome disease that could be inherited most likely it is a random mutation which will never happen again ...Read more

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Pregnancy 15 week, ultrasound report.,.. Turner syndrome with cystic hygroma and hydrops fetalis....., your advise required?

Pregnancy 15 week,  ultrasound report.,.. Turner syndrome with cystic hygroma and hydrops fetalis....., your advise required?

Your decision: in the end. These findings in the first trimester usually carry a poor outlook for survival of the baby but there have been many reports of resolution of both cystic hygroma and hydrops as pregnancy progresses. Turner syndrome will always be there. I cannot decide for you but suggest you consider re-evaluating by ultrasound in 3-4 weeks should you decide to continue the pregnancy, you will then know more about the prognosis for the baby and any associated problems such as congenital heart defect etc. see:http://www.turnersyndrome.org/#!child/c4ff ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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What is cystic hygroma?

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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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. ...Read more