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Cystic Hygroma

    "Cystic hygroma colli is the most obvious manisfestation of lymphatic vessel dysplasia and represents the most extreme forn of nuchal edema. Many cases have chroosomal anomalies; in fact the prenetal diagnosis of cystic hygroma yields a higher proportion of chromosomally abnormal fetuses than any other fetal anomaly."

    Potter's Pathology of the Fetus and Infant
    Edited by Enid Gilbert-Barnes
    Mosby 1996

from the Gross Specimens collection, courtesy of AUBMC, Department of Pathology

Photography by Børre Ludvigsen, July 1997

Created by the Digital Documentation Center at AUB in collaboration with Al Mashriq of Høgskolen i Østfold, Norway.

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