Cystic Hygroma

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Cystic Hygroma

Cystic hygroma is a birth defect that causes a soft mass, often in the head and neck area.  It may be discovered in a fetus during a pregnancy ultrasound, in a newborn, or it may not become evident until later in life.  When a cystic hygroma is identified in a fetus, parents are counseled regarding their baby's risk for having a chromosome problem or other birth defect, and are offered additional testing options such as special ultrasound tests or amniocentesis. Cystic hygromas in infants, children, or adults may enlarge or become infected, and may require surgery or other therapy to remove or shrink the mass.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cystic Hygroma" returned 41 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intralesional Injection of OK-432 in Cystic Hygroma.
 

Author(s): M Hazim, S S Moses, I P Tan

Journal: Med. J. Malaysia. 2016 12;71(6):328-330.

 

Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of the lymphatic system with characteristic dilated endothelium-lined spaces. It is vulnerability to infection or chemical irritants cause spontaneous reduction in size and in some cases complete resolution. Intralesional injection of OK-432 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Case report of a chest wall cystic hygroma in a teenager.
 

Author(s): K Aimanan, M P Putera, L G Chew, T Ramesh, M I Muhd Azim, B Badmanaban

Journal: Med. J. Malaysia. 2016 10;71(5):292-293.

 

Cystic hygroma or cystic lymphangioma is a congenital malformation of lymphatic origin. Their occurrence on the chest wall is very rare, and they progressively grow with age infiltrating into the local tissues, around muscle fibers and nerves, making them difficult and hazardous to ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prenatal diagnosis of partial monosomy 5p (5p15.1→pter) and partial trisomy 7p (7p15.2→pter) associated with cystic hygroma, abnormal skull development, and ventriculomegaly.
 

Author(s): Chih-Ping Chen, Liang-Kai Wang, Schu-Rern Chern, Peih-Shan Wu, Kevin Ko, Yen-Ni Chen, Shin-Wen Chen, Meng-Shan Lee, Wayseen Wang

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Aug;55(4):591-5.

 

Prenatal diagnosis of concomitant chromosome 5p deletion syndrome and chromosome 7p duplication syndrome in a fetus with abnormal prenatal ultrasound is presented.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Cystic Hygroma" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cystic hygroma of the neck: single center experience and literature review.
 

Author(s): C Damaskos, N Garmpis, M Manousi, A Garmpi, G-A Margonis, E Spartalis, C Doula, C Michail-Strantzia, N Patelis, D Schizas, P-T Arkoumanis, N Andreatos, G Tsourouflis, N Zavras, K Markatos, K Kontzoglou, E A Antoniou

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2017 Nov;21(21):4918-4923.

 

Malformations of the lymphatic system are recognized as benign congenital tumors that affect infant and children in the perinatal era. In children, these abnormalities usually found in the neck and the axillary region, but they can present in other parts of the body such as mediastinum, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Congenital mature cystic teratoma of the lateral neck presenting as cystic hygroma: a rare case report with literature review.
 

Author(s): Thin Thin Win, Nur Razy, Suzina Hamid, Anusha Balas Ubramanian, Ganesh Ramalinggam

Journal: Turk Patoloji Derg. 2014 ;30(3):220-4.

 

Teratoma of the neck is a rare extra-gonadal teratoma. Although it can be seen in adult, most of the cases present in fetal life or early childhood. Grading and classification of teratoma is important for management and prognosis. Decision making between mature and immature teratoma ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fetal axillary cystic hygroma detected by prenatal ultrasonography: a case report.
 

Author(s): Tae-Bok Song, Cheol-Hong Kim, Seok-Mo Kim, Yoon-Ha Kim, Ji-Soo Byun, Eun-Kyung Kim

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2002 Jun;17(3):400-2.

 

Fetal cystic hygroma is a rare developmental congenital anomaly of the lymphatic system, characterized by the formation of a multilocular, variable sized cystic mass. Most of cystic hygromas are found in the neck and other rare locations include axilla, mediastinum, and limbs. There ...

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