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hygroma

 [hi-gro´mah] (pl. hygromas, hygro´mata)
an accumulation of fluid in a sac, cyst, or bursa. adj., adj hygrom´atous.
cystic hygroma (hygroma cys´ticum) an endothelium-lined, fluid-containing lesion of lymphatic origin, encountered most often in infants and children and occurring in various regions of the body, most commonly in the posterior triangle of the neck, behind the sternocleidomastoid muscle (hygroma colli cysticum).
Fleischmann's hygroma enlargement of a bursa in the floor of the mouth, to the outer side of the genioglossus muscle.

hy·gro·ma

(hī-grō'mă),
A cystic swelling containing a serous fluid, such as housemaid's knee, etc.
Synonym(s): hydroma
[hygro- + G. -oma, tumor]

hygroma

/hy·gro·ma/ (hi-gro´mah) pl. hygromas, hygro´mata   an accumulation of fluid in a sac, cyst, or bursa.hygrom´atous
hygroma col´li  a watery tumor of the neck.
cystic hygroma , hygroma cys´ticum a lymphangioma usually occurring in the neck and composed of large, multilocular, thin-walled cysts.

hygroma

[hī·grō′mə] pl. hygromas, hygromata
Etymology: Gk, hygros, moist + -oma, tumor
a sac, cyst, or bursa distended with a fluid.

hy·gro·ma

(hī-grō'mă)
A cystic swelling containing a serous fluid.
Synonym(s): hydroma.
[hygro- + G. -oma, tumor]

hygroma

A lymph vessel tumour (LYMPHANGIOMA) featuring a fluid-filled cystic cavity.

hy·gro·ma

(hī-grō'mă)
A cystic swelling containing a serous fluid.
Synonym(s): hydroma.
[hygro- + G. -oma, tumor]

hygroma (hīgrō´mə),

n a sac or cyst swollen with fluid.
hygroma colli cysticum (cystic hygroma, cystic lymphangioma),
n a cavernous lymphangioma involving the neck. It may be large, thereby impairing breathing and swallowing.

hygroma

an accumulation of fluid in a sac, cyst or bursa.

carpal hygroma
large fluid-filled subcutaneous sac on the anterior aspect of the carpus caused by trauma.
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Carpal hygroma. By permission from Blowey RW, Weaver AD, Diseases and Disorders of Cattle, Mosby, 1997
cystic hygroma, hygroma cysticum
an endothelium-lined, fluid-containing lesion of lymphatic origin.
elbow hygroma
a fluid-filled, painless, subcutaneous swelling over the point of the elbow involving the formation of a false bursa. Occurs mainly in the large breeds of dogs and in horses where it is called shoe boil.
hock hygroma
a swelling of the subcutaneous bursa over the tuber calcis. The initial soft fluctuating swelling is replaced by a firm fibrous capsule to form a hygroma. Called also capped hock.
perirenal hygroma
see feline perirenal cysts.
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Hygromas after endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the first year of life: incidence, management and outcome in a series of 34 patients.
Carpal hygroma is a localized swelling of tissues, including the pre-carpal bursa, dorsal to the carpal joint.
Although sclerotherapy is now well established in the treatment of neonatal and paediatric cystic hygromas, there have been relatively few cases reported of its use in adult patients.
They are lymphatic (often called cystic hygroma or lymphangiomas), venular (venous malformations), arteriovenous (AVMs), or capillary (port wine stain).
We report a case of subdural hygroma secondary to accidental dural puncture while inserting an epidural catheter for postoperative analgesia.
Physical, mental, and developmental disabilities associated with cystic hygromas can add additional parenting burdens.
In addition, these results are correlated with the ultrasound findings of cystic hygroma and hydrops.
Cystic hygromas are caused by a lack of drainage of selected efferent lymphatic vessels due to atresia of those lymph channels during early embryologic development.
Some authors refer to these lesions as cystic hygromas, a term first used by Wernher in 1843.
10) As a result, they are frequently misdiagnosed as lymphadenitis, branchial cysts, thyroglossal duct cysts, cystic hygromas, thyroid adenomas, and parathyroid, dermoid, or epidermoid cysts.
Since approximately 90% of the lesions have cystic features[13] they are usually clinically misinterpreted as branchial cleft cysts or cystic hygromas.