Dec 01, 2009 · The cause of cystic hygroma is believed to be developmental defect or primary Multilocular cystic malformation of dilated lymphatic channels. Cystic hygroma is a common and distinct entity that is not manifested in the oral cavity but occurs in the neck as a large, deep diffuse swelling. They are usually found in the posterior triangle of the neck.Cited by: 7. A cystic hygroma (or haemangiolymphoma) is a benign congenital proliferation of lymphoid tissue. It is well recognized in pediatric practice but seldom presents in adulthood. Hygromas are probably the result of sequestration of fetal lymphatic t.
Cystic hygroma is a benign congenital malformation of the lymphatic system that occurs in infant or children younger than 2 years of age. Although cystic hygroma is well recognized in pediatric practice, it seldom presents de novo in adulthood. These are commonly present in head and neck but can be present anywhere. Cystic hygroma is very rare in adults, but it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of adult neck swellings. The cause of cystic hygroma in the adult population is controversial. Some authors attribute adult lymphangioma to delayed proliferation of the congenital or acquired lymphoid rests following trauma or preceding respiratory.
A cystic hygroma is an abnormal growth that usually appears on a baby's neck or head. It consists of one or more cysts and tends to grow larger over time. The disorder usually develops while the fetus is still in the uterus, but can also appear after birth.Specialty: Oncology, Medical genetics. Oct 20, 2011 · Cystic hygroma refers to the abnormal lymphatic lesion that mostly develops at birth. It is a congenital defect that can affect any part of the human body but Author: Hxbenefit Editorial Team.
Cystic hygroma is an aberrant proliferation of lymphatic vessels resulting from abnormal development of the lymphatic system[1,2]. Within the literature the term cystic hygroma is used interchangeably with lymphangioma and lymphatic malformation[1,3,4]. Cystic hygroma could be classified into septated (multiloculated) or non-septated single. Cystic hygromas/lymphangiomas are extremely rare malformations in adults. They are usually seen in infants and children under 2 years of age. En bloc resection is difficult due to the adhesive characteristics of the tumors. Inadequate surgical intervention often leads to recurrent disease. We report herein the case of a cystic hygroma/lymphangioma that presented as an uncommon mass on the Author: Serhan Derin, Murat Şahan, Yelda Dere, Neşat Çullu, Leyla Şahan.