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.
Cystic hygroma cause. Cystic hygromas are often present as a congenital defects, but they can develop at any time in an individual's life. A history, physical examination and chromosome testing would be needed to try to determine the specific cause for your cystic hygroma. Likely causes and extent of work-up to find cause, would depend on the age you are when the cystic hygroma is diagnosed.

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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?

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?

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.

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.

Can fetus die from cystic hygroma?

Not always. This is a condition that 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 containing watery fluid. This is benign, but a lethal version, cowchock wapner kurtz syndrome, causes cystic hygroma, lymphedema and cleft palate.
Rarely. In some cases of 45X (Turner syndrome), the hygroma has become so massive--perhaps larger than the fetus, that the demise may have been related to the massive extracellular volume overload. The mere presence of a cystic hygroma increases the risk of congenital heart defects, or a chromosomal disorder, which in themselves may pose a threat to fetal survival greater than the hygroma itself.

What is the cure for cystic hygroma?

No cure per se. Cystic hygroma (ch) is typically seen around 12-22 weeks in fetuses with turner/down syndrome, or severe cardiac/skeletal anomalies. It's a marker of disorders and not a problem in and of itself. As such, no specific treatment is warranted in utero. It may lead to a pregnancy loss or completely resolve. Rare newborns have persistent ch and merit consultation with plastic surgery; tincture of time!
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.

Can babies with cystic hygroma survive long?

Some do. It depends on what, if any, underlying abnormality they have.
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.

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.

Does a cystic hygroma mean retardation for the baby if it is born>?

No direct associatn. Ch can occur with kids who have learning or other problems, but it most often occurs as an isolated malformation. Common to the neck region, it can occur as a single or multiple clusters of abnormal lymph vessels. Similar to jumbles of spaghetti these clusters form cysts of varying sizes. Most are present at birth but may enlarge. Surgical removal is curative. This is not assoc with turner syndrome.
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.
Usually no. Cystic hygroma is a developmental abnormality of the lymphatic system and per se not a cause of mental retardation.

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.
Location? Cystic hygroma (ch) is a cystic lymphatic lesion that can affect any anatomic subsite in the human body. Doing a quick literature review, it is estimated that complete excision is possible in roughly 40% of cases. It really depends on where it is located on the body and how big it is.