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Cystic hygroma of unusual sites: Report of two cases

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Author(s): Mirza Bilal | Ijaz Lubna | Iqbal Shahid | Mustafa Ghulam | Saleem Muhammad | Sheikh Afzal

Journal: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery
ISSN 0189-6725

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 85;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Bleomycin | cystic hygroma | lymphangioma | unusual site

ABSTRACT
Cystic hygroma is the cystic variety of lymphangiomas. Its common site is cervico-facial region, followed by axilla, superior mediastinum, mesentery and retroperitoneal region. Its occurrence in upper extremity is rarely reported, whereas its location at sternum has not been reported before. We report two cases of cystic hygroma occurring at unusual sites.

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