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Information for Parents

Lymphangioma/Cystic Hygroma

  • What is this disease?

    • A lymphatic malformation is an abnormality of the lymphatic system in which swelling appears in different part of body

  • How it is diagnosed?

    • Clinical examination is prime modality to diagnose surface lesions. USG, CT scan and MRI are used to diagnose deeper lesions and to understand extent of lesion.

  • How it is treated? 

    • Conservative management in terms of watchful waiting, injection sclerotherapy and surgery are means of treatment available.

  • When it should be operated?

    • Surgery should be done in infants, depending upon the clinical situation.

  • Are there other alternative methods of treatment?

    • Conservative management, medical management by injection sclerotherapy are options.

  • What all I need to know before my child surgery?

    • Read “All you need to know before your child’s surgery” information booklet in website

  • How is the surgery done?

    • Surgery is done to excise the lesion, preserving vital structures.

  • Remarks

    • For more details of surgery, contact your surgeon.

  • Related Photographs and videos

    • Few photographs of steps done by me are given here for learning purposes.