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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Can my aborted fetus have normal karyotype but have cystic hygroma&above normal N.T at the same time? Did it deserve that doc decide abortion?

Certainly. A fetus can have normal karyotype and still have any one of a large variety of really bad congenital defects. That means many bad birth defects happen in babies who have normal karyotypes. As we each walk our journeys in life, we must make the best decisions we can, with the information we have at hand... people make the best call they can, and then move on, to the promises that the future holds.

What is cystic hygroma?

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).
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.