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Cervicomediastinal Hygroma With Pulmonary Hypoplasia in the Newly Born

John F. Csicsko, MD; Jay L. Grosfeld, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(4):557-558. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110290127022.
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A newly born full-term infant had symptomatic cervicomediastinal hygroma that resulted in immediate postnatal respiratory insufficiency. Although unaccompanied by an obvious cervical component, a presternal cystic extension and space-occupying mass seen on the chest roentgenogram led to a correct preoperative diagnosis. Death was related to bilateral pulmonary hypoplasia, a previously unrecognized complication of cervicomediastinal hygroma.

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