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Lumbar Cystic Hygroma: Lymphovascular Malformation

P Arivumalar

Keywords : Cystic hygroma, Lymphangioma, Lymphovascular malformation

Citation Information : Arivumalar P. Lumbar Cystic Hygroma: Lymphovascular Malformation. 2022; 15 (2):45-47.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13141

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Cystic hygroma is a malformation of the lymph that presents in various parts of the body, the regions are neck, axilla, abdominal cavity, mediastinum, and peritoneal region. However, cystic hygroma is a benign lesion. Communication is prevented due to complete or incomplete obstruction of the venous system that causes lymphangioma. Lymphangiomas are often associated with chromosomal abnormalities such as Down's syndrome and Turner syndrome. Lymphangiomas are noted at 2 years of age. Cystic hygroma can be detected in utero and the treatment of cystic hygroma consists of the administration of sclerosing agent, antibiotic, and surgical excision should be performed to completely remove the lymphangiomas.

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