Case report of a chest wall cystic hygroma in a teenager

Karthigesu Aimanan, Putera Mas Pian, Ramesh R. Thangrathnam, Mohamad Azim Md Idris, Balaji Padmanaban, Chew Loon Guan

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Abstract

Cystic hygroma or cystic lymphangioma is a congenital malformation of lymphatic origin. Their occurrence on the chest wall is very rare, and they progressively grow with age infiltrating into the local tissues, around muscle fibers and nerves, making them difficult and hazardous to remove. There are various treatment modalities of such lesion. Based on the literature surgical excision is the preferred treatment of choice in cystic hygroma because it gives a better cure rate compared to other modalities. We report a case successful excision of anterolateral chest wall cystic hygroma in a teenager in Hospital Serdang.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-293
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume71
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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Keywords

  • Chest wall lesion
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Surgical excision

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  • Medicine(all)

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Aimanan, K., Pian, P. M., Thangrathnam, R. R., Md Idris, M. A., Padmanaban, B., & Guan, C. L. (2016). Case report of a chest wall cystic hygroma in a teenager. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 71(5), 292-293.

Case report of a chest wall cystic hygroma in a teenager. / Aimanan, Karthigesu; Pian, Putera Mas; Thangrathnam, Ramesh R.; Md Idris, Mohamad Azim; Padmanaban, Balaji; Guan, Chew Loon.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 71, No. 5, 01.10.2016, p. 292-293.

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Aimanan, K, Pian, PM, Thangrathnam, RR, Md Idris, MA, Padmanaban, B & Guan, CL 2016, 'Case report of a chest wall cystic hygroma in a teenager', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 71, no. 5, pp. 292-293.
Aimanan K, Pian PM, Thangrathnam RR, Md Idris MA, Padmanaban B, Guan CL. Case report of a chest wall cystic hygroma in a teenager. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2016 Oct 1;71(5):292-293.
Aimanan, Karthigesu ; Pian, Putera Mas ; Thangrathnam, Ramesh R. ; Md Idris, Mohamad Azim ; Padmanaban, Balaji ; Guan, Chew Loon. / Case report of a chest wall cystic hygroma in a teenager. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2016 ; Vol. 71, No. 5. pp. 292-293.
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