Giant cystic hygroma of the neck in a 3-year-old child: Clinical case and literature review

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  • Caiazzo Paolo, Del Prete Immacolata, Di Lascio Pierpaolo, Guarini Giuseppe, Lo Gatto Marianna, Gilio Francesco, Iside Giovanni, Dinatale Giuseppe, Pascale Giovanni, Mirauda Maria Pia, Giuliani Antonio, Manieri Sergio

Abstract

Giant cystic hygroma of the neck often represents a pathology in children with severe potential
complications and considerable technical difficulties in surgical therapy, which often makes it necessary
because the alternative therapies provided are not available. A case of a cystic hygroma with a maximum
diameter of 10 cm, located in the neck of a 3-year-old girl, with sudden rapid growth and an underlying
inclusion cyst compressing the internal jugular vein, is described. The case was resolved with radical
surgical therapy, without complications, without recurrence, and with acceptable aesthetic results.

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2021-07-28

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