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J Dermatol. 2003 Jun;30(6):477-9.

A giant cystic hygroma on the leg of a newborn infant complicated by hyponatremia.

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  • 1Division of Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.


Cystic hygromas are large cystic masses resulting from failure of lymph drainage. The vast majority occur in the neck or axilla. Cases of cystic hygroma of the extremity are extremely rare. We present a newborn infant with a giant cystic hygroma on her left leg, complicated by severe hyponatremia.

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