Cystic Hygroma in Newborns, Review Articles and a Case Report
Cystic hygroma which originating from buds lymphatic are a combination of multiple cysts, with benign nature. The incidence of this disease is estimated to be 1 in sixty thousands of live births. 75% of cases occur in the neck and 20 percent is seen in axillary area. There are chromosomal abnormalities in 60% of cases. Cystic hygroma usually covers adjacent neurovascular structures Airway obstruction is the most critical complication, infection and bleeding are on the next level. Complete surgical removal is the selective treatment. The case was a 3-day-old male neonate weighing 4 kg admitted in NICU ward of Beasat hospital due to massive bilateral swelling of the neck and severe respiratory distress. The patient was operated on an emergency basis and cyst was removed. After surgery, the infant was mechanically ventilated for 4 days. There was recurrence following complete resection, the remaining part of the Cystic hygroma was excised at the age of 6 weeks.
Iranian South Medical Journal, Volume:19 Issue:6, 2017
1005 - 1010  
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