2002-05-08-17 Cystic hygroma, unilateral © Trigueros www.thefetus.net/
Cystic hygroma, unilateral
Santiago Trigueros, MD
Hospital San Rafael, Nueva San Salvador, El Salvador
This 32-year-old primigravida had a 3rd trimester ultrasound examination that was unremarkable aside for the presence of a large mass at the level of the left side of the neck.
Normal spine but mixed echogenicity lesion on the left lateral aspect:
The 20 by 20 cm mass
The newborn after cesarean-section. She did not need resuscitation.
The lateral X-ray.
The mass was surgically removed but the newborn died of infectious complications 10 days later