GIANT RECURRENT CYSTIC HYGROMA: A CASE REPORT

Kamath BS, *Chatterjee AS, Chandorkar I, Bhanushali H.

Seth V.C. Gandhi & M.A. Vora Municipal General Hospital, Rajawadi, Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai 400077, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: ambarish_5@yahoo.com

*Correspondence
Grant support: None
Conflict of interest: None

ABSTRACT

Cystic hygroma is a benign lymphatic malformation most commonly occurring in the cervico-facial region. It arises from sequestered lymphatic sacs that fail to communicate with the lymphatico-venous system. Although commonly presenting in paediatric age, cystic hygroma can occur at any age. Recurrent cystic hygroma is a known entity and can result from inadequate excision or specific tumour characteristics. We report such a case of giant recurrent cystic hygroma in the neck in a 14 years old female the surgical management of which was challenging due to the large size, previous adhesions and proximity to vital structures.

Key words: Recurrent cystic hygroma, Large size, Surgical challenges, India.

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