They are multiloculated cystic spaces due to lymphatic malformation

Cystic Hygroma

­čí¬ They are multiloculated cystic spaces due to lymphatic malformation

­čí¬ On Swelling usually at neck­čí¬ parotid, submandibular, floor of mouth

­čí¬ MC site- posterior triangle of neck> axilla> mediastinum > inguinal > retroperitoneal > cheek

­čí¬ On Swelling usually at neck­čí¬ parotid, submandibular, floor of mouth

Clinical Features

­čí¬ Swelling may be bilateral, partially compressible.

­čí¬ It increases in size when child coughs or cries.

­čí¬ Present as a soft cystic mass distorting causing distortion of face

­čí¬ Characteristic feature of cystic hygroma is brilliant translucent.

­čí¬ On examination, cystic and fluctuation present