Acta Otolaryngol Suppl 2000 ;543:248-50
Department of ORL, Head & Neck Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark.
J Craniofac Surg 2006 Jul;17(4):815-8
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Cystic hygroma is a rare congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. In most centers, surgical excision is considered to be the optimal mode of treatment. Spontaneous resolution of cystic hygroma was briefly described in the literature with unsatisfactory results. Read More
Laryngoscope 2001 Nov;111(11 Pt 1):1929-37
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822-1333, USA.
Objective: To outline a rational approach to the management of cystic hygroma based on the authors' experience, the natural history of the disease, and the results of surgical treatment.
Study Design And Methods: A retrospective review of all patients with the diagnosis of lymphangioma or cystic hygroma from 1958 to 2000 was performed.
Results: Seventy-four patients were identified with 46 cases confined to the cervicofacial region. Read More
Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2009 Dec;89(48):3413-6
Department of Otolaryngology, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China.
Objective: To discuss the methods of surgical treatment and their timing choices of cervical lymphangioma.
Methods: A retrospective review of 53 patients with cervicofacial lymphangioma were treated surgically from July 1990 to December 2008. The age at operation was from 6. Read More
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1991 May;117(5):546-53
Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98195.
Cystic hygromas usually present in infancy or early childhood as compressible masses that may rapidly and intermittently enlarge. While they may arise in any anatomic location, hygromas of the head and neck are especially difficult to manage since enlargement may cause serious sequela such as airway obstruction, feeding difficulties, and speech pathology. Complete extirpation of these lesions is often impossible, and recurrence rates are accordingly high. Read More