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Rapid development of an axillary mass in an adult: a case of cystic hygroma.
South Med J. 2007 Aug; 100(8):845-9.SM

Abstract

Cystic hygroma is a congenital anomaly of lymphatic origin, which mainly develops during childhood. Its development in adulthood, however, has been proposed to be related to several predisposing factors such as trauma, infection, tumor growth or iatrogenic stimuli. The development of cystic hygroma in the extremities of adults is extremely rare and moreover, its development in the axillary region has, to our knowledge, been reported only once in the literature. We describe an unusual case of a cystic hygroma which developed rapidly in the axillary region of a female patient in the absence of any predisposing factor. The diagnostic workup and the need for surgical excision of the mass to obtain an accurate, histologic diagnosis is presented.

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First Department of Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, Greece. omichail@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17713316

Citation

Michail, Othon, et al. "Rapid Development of an Axillary Mass in an Adult: a Case of Cystic Hygroma." Southern Medical Journal, vol. 100, no. 8, 2007, pp. 845-9.
Michail O, Michail P, Kyriaki D, et al. Rapid development of an axillary mass in an adult: a case of cystic hygroma. South Med J. 2007;100(8):845-9.
Michail, O., Michail, P., Kyriaki, D., Kolindou, A., Klonaris, C., & Griniatsos, J. (2007). Rapid development of an axillary mass in an adult: a case of cystic hygroma. Southern Medical Journal, 100(8), 845-9.
Michail O, et al. Rapid Development of an Axillary Mass in an Adult: a Case of Cystic Hygroma. South Med J. 2007;100(8):845-9. PubMed PMID: 17713316.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Rapid development of an axillary mass in an adult: a case of cystic hygroma. AU - Michail,Othon, AU - Michail,Panagiotis, AU - Kyriaki,Despoina, AU - Kolindou,Anna, AU - Klonaris,Chris, AU - Griniatsos,John, PY - 2007/8/24/pubmed PY - 2007/9/26/medline PY - 2007/8/24/entrez SP - 845 EP - 9 JF - Southern medical journal JO - South. Med. J. VL - 100 IS - 8 N2 - Cystic hygroma is a congenital anomaly of lymphatic origin, which mainly develops during childhood. Its development in adulthood, however, has been proposed to be related to several predisposing factors such as trauma, infection, tumor growth or iatrogenic stimuli. The development of cystic hygroma in the extremities of adults is extremely rare and moreover, its development in the axillary region has, to our knowledge, been reported only once in the literature. We describe an unusual case of a cystic hygroma which developed rapidly in the axillary region of a female patient in the absence of any predisposing factor. The diagnostic workup and the need for surgical excision of the mass to obtain an accurate, histologic diagnosis is presented. SN - 0038-4348 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17713316/Rapid_development_of_an_axillary_mass_in_an_adult:_a_case_of_cystic_hygroma_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3180f60e09 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -