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Cystic hygroma

Synonym(s)

  • hygroma
  • hygroma, cystic
  • lymphangioma, cystic
  • non-neoplastic hygroma

Definition(s)

A cystic growth originating from lymphatic tissue. It is usually found in the neck, axilla, or groin.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A benign lymphatic neoplasm usually arising from the neck and characterized by cystic dilation of the lymphatic vessels.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 27, 2014