Cystic hygroma of the head and neck. A review of 37 cases

J Laryngol Otol. 1984 Jun;98(6):613-9. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100147176.

Abstract

37 children with cystic hygroma of the head and neck are reviewed. 92 per cent of the children required surgical excision of the cystic hygroma and one-third of these children suffered a permanent nerve palsy. Spontaneous resolution of the cystic hygroma occurred in 8 per cent of the children over a period of follow-up lasting on average 7 years 2 months (range 3 months-20 years). 41 per cent of the children suffered significant upper airway and feeding problems.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Airway Obstruction / etiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Deglutition Disorders / etiology
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / complications
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / surgery
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Lymphangioma / complications
  • Lymphangioma / surgery
  • Lymphangioma / therapy*
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous
  • Radium / therapeutic use
  • Sclerosing Solutions / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Sclerosing Solutions
  • Radium