Am J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 1994 Nov;16(4):325-8
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610-0296.
J Pediatr Surg 1996 Oct;31(10):1463-4
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
ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 2005 1;67(6):331-4. Epub 2005 Dec 1.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Gazi University Medical Faculty, Emek, Turkey.
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of surgical treatment of cervicofacial cystic hygromas in children.
Patients And Methods: Medical records of 17 patients who were operated for cervicofacial cystic hygroma between 1985 and 2004 were evaluated in terms of age, gender, symptoms, diagnostic workups, outcomes and complications.
Results: There was a slight male predominance -- 10 (59%) boys and 7 (41%) girls. Read More