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IP International Journal of Medical Paediatrics and Oncology

Case Report: Fetal cystic hygroma- Does it have a normal outcome?

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Author Details: Latika Sahni, Kamaldeep Arora, Anisha Nayyar

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-4702

Print ISSN : 2581-4699

Article First Page : 87

Article End Page : 89


Cystic hygroma is a benign congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. Fetal cystic hygromas are usually associated with chromosomal anomalies and mostly have an adverse outcome. The mean size of cystic hygroma is 8 cm. We report a case of a giant cystic hygroma (17.1 ×11.3×8.1 cm) in a newborn which was diagnosed antenatally and had no syndromic association. It was successfully operated and baby remains free of any recurrence or complications at 2 months of age.