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What is cystic hygroma?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology
In brief: Cyst of the neck
It's a large cyst of the neck, typically seen in newborns.
There is an association with turner's sydrome, where a baby girl is born with only one x chromosome. (45, xo).

In brief: Cyst of the neck
It's a large cyst of the neck, typically seen in newborns.
There is an association with turner's sydrome, where a baby girl is born with only one x chromosome. (45, xo).
Dr. Stephen Berns
Dr. Stephen Berns
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