hygroma

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hygroma

[hī′grō·mə]
(medicine)
A congenital disorder in which a lymph-filled cystic cavity is formed from distended lymphatics.
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We report a case of subdural hygroma secondary to accidental dural puncture while inserting an epidural catheter for postoperative analgesia.
Physical, mental, and developmental disabilities associated with cystic hygromas can add additional parenting burdens.
In addition, these results are correlated with the ultrasound findings of cystic hygroma and hydrops.
The third type, cystic hygroma, is a multilocular cystic lesion composed of cysts of varying sizes.
On MRI, the mass did not exhibit the multiloculated appearance typical of a cystic hygroma.
1] They can occur throughout the body, but are most common in the neck of children and are called cystic hygromas.
These include either establishment or confirmation of precise gestational age, early recognition and determination of chorionicity in multiple gestations, identification of many major congenital abnormalities -- including cystic hygromas that are associated with an up-to-50% incidence of chromosomal anomalies.
Lymphatic malformations--also known as cystic hygromas and cystic lymphangiomas--are believed to arise from either (1) sequestration of lymphatic sacs or channels that fail to communicate with peripheral channels or (2) localized stasis secondary to downstream blockage of lymphatic outflow.
Cystic hygromas represent the most common form of a lymphangioma.
The appearance of cystic hygromas varies from a single soft mass with a pseudocontour to lobulated multicystlc masses.
The characteristic appearance and location of subglottic cysts on MRI helps to distinguish them from thyroglossal duct cysts, branchial cleft cysts, cystic hygromas, dermoid cysts, and other neck pathologies.
Findings on pathologic analysis were consistent with a cystic hygroma.