Lump On The Left Cheek To The Neck Of A 2 Month Old Baby?
Hi Andro. Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
We can understand what concerns you have. Cystic hygroma or cystic hygroma is a disorder around the head or neck in the form of fluid-filled cysts in the lymphatic tissue due to obstruction in the lymphatic system. The lymph nodes are one of the body's defense systems against microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. Cystic hygroma can occur when the fetus is still in the womb, which is at 9-16 weeks of pregnancy or it can appear after birth. About 75% of cystic hygromas appear in the neck area, the remainder can appear in the groin (inguinalis), axilla (armpit) and mediastinum (chest cavity).
Cystic hygroma can be caused by the following factors:
Genetic factors / chromosomal abnormalities Environmental factors Viral infection from mother to fetus during pregnancy Exposure to drugs or alcohol during pregnancy Cystic hygroma found early in the womb can sometimes go away on its own before the baby is born. In very rare cases the cystic hygroma may also shrink or disappear without treatment. However, in cases when the cyst is growing more rapidly, it is necessary to take action. If left untreated, cystic hygroma in babies can progress to hydrops, which is an abnormal build-up of fluid in tissues or body cavities. Therefore, cystic hygroma must be handled by a doctor who is truly an expert in their field, because the main step in treating cystic hygroma is surgery. However, treatment of cystic hygroma is based on the size, location and symptoms of the disease. Surgery is usually performed when the baby is six months old, however, in certain conditions such as cyst growth that is faster, the doctor will perform surgery even though the baby is not yet six months old. Some alternative measures that can be done to shrink a large cyst hygroma if surgery is not possible are:
Radiation therapy Chemotherapy Sclerotherapy (injection of drugs / chemicals into the cyst) Steroid drugs Some complications that may occur:
The growth of the cyst returns, especially if the cyst is not completely removed. Bleeding Damage to muscle, nerve and other tissues Infection of the area around the cyst. What needs to be considered is not to try to treat the cyst hygroma yourself by poking the cyst to remove fluid, because of this can harm your baby with the risk of bleeding or infection. Obey what is recommended by the doctors who treat your baby, because these doctors know the best about your baby's health condition and they have made a plan of action or the best treatment that will be done by considering all the actions taken will be more beneficial and beneficial than the possible risks. will happen. Hope this information is helpful. Best regards, Dr. Shirly