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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?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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