Submandibular cystic hygroma resembling a plunging ranula in a neonate. Review and report of a case.

@article{Osborne1991SubmandibularCH,
  title={Submandibular cystic hygroma resembling a plunging ranula in a neonate. Review and report of a case.},
  author={T E Osborne and Julia A. Haller and Lori S. Levin and Brenda J. Little and Karen E. King},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  year={1991},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={16-20}
}
Cystic hygromas are large lymphangiomas that are most often found in the posterior triangle of the neck and the axilla in children. They are most frequently found before age 2 and may be massive. After upper respiratory infection, they may become infected and enlarged, causing dysphagia and toxemia. The diagnosis can usually be made by history and physical examination and confirmed by biopsy. Treatment is by surgical excision of small lesions and staged debulking excisions in more severe cases… CONTINUE READING

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