Symptoms & Signs
A common symptom is a neck mass found at birth, or discovered later in an infant after an upper respiratory tract infection.
Diagnosis & Tests
The following tests may be done:
- Chest x-ray
- CT scan
If the cystic hygroma is detected during a pregnancy ultrasound, other ultrasound tests or amniocentesis may be recommended.
Review Date : 9/9/2009
Reviewed By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.