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Cystic hygroma : Treatment

Treatment Treatment involves complete removal of the abnormal tissue whenever possible. However, cystic hygromas can often invade other neck structures, making this impossible. Other treatments have been attempted with only limited success. These include: Chemotherapy medications Injection of sclerosing medications … Read more

Cystic hygroma : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs A common symptom is a neck mass found at birth, or discovered later in an infant after an upper respiratory tract infection. Diagnosis & Tests The following tests may be done: Chest x-ray Ultrasound CT scan If … Read more

Cystic hygroma : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Lymphangioma Definition A cystic hygroma is a mass that commonly occurs in the head and neck area. It is a birth defect. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors A cystic hygroma occurs as the baby grows in the … Read more