[Endoscope-assisted excision of cystic hygroma in neck].Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2011 Jun; 25(12):531-3, 538.LC
To get more cosmetic effect, we explore the feasibility, validity and security of endoscope-assisted excision of the cystic hygroma.
Six patients of cystic hygroma accepted endoscope-assisted excision of the cystic hygroma in neck, 3 by anterior chest approach alone, 1 by upper incision alone, and 2 by combined approach.
All procedures were successfully done using the endoscope -assisted approach. There were no conversion of the operations and postoperative complications. All families were satisfied with the cosmetic results.
Endoscope-assisted excision of the cystic hygroma via different approaches can be applied effectively, safely and feasibly, allowing adequate exposure for dissection, and resulting in a good cosmetic results, and would be considered as a newly surgery for these patients.