Cystic Hygroma  /  Lymphangioma of Neck
This page was last updated: September 17, 2014
Cystic hygromas (lymphangiomas) are multiloculated cystic structures that are benign in nature. They form as the result of budding lymphatics and, thus, may occur anywhere in the body, although they are most frequently encountered in the neck (75%) and axilla (20%).

Often the tongue, base of tongue, supraglottic larynx and mediastinum are involved, causing severe respiratory obstruction. .

Surgery is the treatment of choice.
Otolaryngology Houston

Bechara Y. Ghorayeb, MD
Memorial Hermann Professional Building
1140 Business Center Drive, Suite 560
Houston, Texas 77043
For appointments, call: 713 464 2614