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Neonatal neck mass in identical twins: an unusual presentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16118719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Identical twins were noted to have a soft asymptomatic neck mass, each on the opposite side, at 1 week of age. The mass took a dramatic course 1 week later to present as a neck abscess, yet without systemic symptoms. Ultrasonography was highly suggestive of an infected lymphatic malformation (cystic hygroma). Intravenous antibiotics and drainage (aspiration/incision and drainage) resulted in resolution of the mass and no recurrence at 18 months follow-up. The concept of spontaneous involution of lymphatic malformation (cystic hygroma) is discussed as well as the management of neck abscesses in infancy.
Mohamed A Bitar; Ghassan S Dbaibo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-24     Completed Date:  2005-12-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut, School of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology,  pathology
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Biopsy, Needle
Diseases in Twins / diagnosis*,  therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Head and Neck Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Lymphangioma, Cystic / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Neck / ultrasonography
Treatment Outcome
Twins, Monozygotic*
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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