A diagnosis of Cystic Hygroma will likely leave new parents worried, upset and confused. With any Cystic Hygroma prognosis, there are a great number of questions to ask, and solutions to consider. It’s important to remember that each outcome will vary depending on the primary physician’s treatment decision. Under an ideal scenario, the tissues affected can be entirely removed. A prognosis that is deemed fully operable will likely result in complete reversal of the condition. Even those requiring multiple procedures are typically treated with great success. Although this is the general outlook when operable, other measures may need to be taken in special cases. Other birth defects may change the treatment options available. If additional abnormalities or inoperable tissues are present, the prognosis will be quite different. It’s important to note that all surgical procedures pose a risk for complications. An infant’s immune system may be supported before surgery to reduce the risk of infection. There are also risks for heavy bleeding or structural damaging during the operation. The risks involved in any operable prognosis will depend on the skill of the surgeon and the difficulty of the tissue removal.
An Inoperable Cystic Hygroma Prognosis Will Be Very Challenging
In cases where tissue abnormalities have travelled beyond their normal location, performing a complete removal procedure is usually not ideal. Although this prognosis isn’t a positive one, it does not rule out a possibility of successful treatment. When Cystic Hygroma has inflicted structural areas of the neck, it is commonly treated with several different kinds of medicines. The medicine chosen for treatment will likely vary depending on the unique requirements of the individual. Because Cystic Hygroma is a type of Lymphangioma (malformed lymphatic tissue), chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be used to treat it. Steroidal and sclerosing medications are also commonly used to treat inoperable cases of the condition. These types of treatments however, have not been used with the highest rate of success. Although limited to a small number of patients, sclerosing medications have worked very well in some scenarios. In all cases where surgical removal is impossible, the risk for repeat occurrence is very high. If the Cystic Hygroma prognosis has deemed it impossible to operate, then medication treatments will be the only option available. Even if these treatments are successful, it is highly likely that the condition will return. Repeat treatments will be needed in almost all circumstances that are found to be inoperable.