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Cystic hygroma

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    A common symptom is a neck mass found at birth, or discovered later in an infant after an upper respiratory tract infection.

    Signs and tests

    The following tests may be done:

    • Chest x-ray
    • Ultrasound
    • CT scan

    If the cystic hygroma is detected during a pregnancy ultrasound, other ultrasound tests or amniocentesis may be recommended.