Cystic Hygroma

Cystic hygromas are abnormal growths which usually appear on a baby’s neck or head. They are made up of one or more cysts and may grow larger over time.

What are the symptoms of cystic hydromas?
Cystic hygromas will usually appear by the time the child is 2 years old. The main symptom of it is a soft and spongy lump on the neck, armpits or groin area. The size of the lump ranges from a quarter to a baseball.

What are the causes of cystic hygromas?
The causes of cystic hygromas might be the followings.

  • Viral infections
  • Exposure to drugs or alcohol during pregnancy
  • Turner’s syndrome
  • Noonan syndrome

How to treat cystic hygromas?
The treatment of cystic hygromas may involve:

  • Surgery
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Steroid medication

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