ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare location of cystic hygroma: a case report
Erkan Akar
Diyarbakır Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5905
Cystic hygroma is a benign developmental anomaly of lymphatic tissue which is composed of multiple cystic structures extending to surrounding tissues. While it may enlarge over weeks or months, it may larger rapidly even within days. Cystic hygroma is usually seen in cervicofacial region and its presence on chest wall is rare. In this article, we report an 11-year-old male case with cystic hygroma localized on the right upper part of the chest wall. Ideal treatment option is total excision of the mass.
Keywords : Cystic hygroma; lymphangioma; treatment
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