Prenatal diagnosis and management of massive bilateral axillary cystic lymphangioma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Fetal lymphangiomas can occur in many different anatomic locations, including the most commonly seen nuchal cystic hygroma. CASE: A fetus at 18 weeks' gestation was found to have a massive right axillary hygroma. The fetal karyotype was normal. Serial ultrasound examinations indicated progressive enlargement, but no hydrops. At 32 weeks' gestation, a left axillary hygroma was also diagnosed. The patient underwent cesarean delivery. CONCLUSION: Prenatal diagnosis of nuchal cystic hygromas has a high association with karyotypic abnormalities, hydrops, and fetal demise; however, this association may not apply to cystic lymphangiomas at other locations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McCoy, MC; Kuller, JA; Chescheir, NC; Coulson, CC; Katz, VL; Nakayama, DK

Published Date

  • May 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 5 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • 853 - 856

PubMed ID

  • 7724136

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-7844

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0029-7844(94)00312-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States