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Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences

Cystic Hygroma with Edward Syndrome: A Case Report

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Author Details: Bawankar Ruchita, Bhalerao Anuja

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2348-7682

Print ISSN : 2249-8176

Article First Page : 50

Article End Page : 51


Cystic hygromas are fluid filled sacs that result from blockage in lymphatic system. In developing foetus, it can progress to hydrops and eventually fetal death. Its occurrence is 1% in foetuses between 9–16 weeks of pregnancy. The risk for chromosomal abnormalities approaches 50% when cystic hygroma is found prenatally. In current case report, we have discussed a case of 20-year-old female diagnosed with cystic hygroma with Edward Syndrome of 15-weeks pregnancy. It could be managed with second trimester termination of pregnancy. Karyotyping of foetus diagnosed of Edward syndrome.

Cystic hygroma, Edward syndrome, Lymphatic system