from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a swelling with serous contents, such as lymphangiomata, bursæ mucosæ distended with lymph, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a discrete, fluid-filled sac that can form on the joints of dogs or other animals in response to repeated pressure.


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  • The ward was very busy, for the hospital did a good deal of major surgery in the paediatric wing; very small patients with heart conditions, cystic hygroma which had become infected and needed surgical treatment, pyloric steno sis club feet, hydrocephalus.

    A Girl Named Rose

  • Examples of such a condition are to be found in bog-spavin, in hygroma of the stifle, and sometimes in the fetlock.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The _cystic lymphangioma_, _hygroma_, or _hydrocele of the neck_ (Fig. 274), has been described with affections of lymphatics (Volume I., p. 327); and _thyreo-glossal cysts in the neck_ at p. 583.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • Among other tumours met with in this region may be mentioned: the congenital _lipoma_ -- a small, rounded, fatty tumour which often suggests a caudal appendage (Fig. 222); the _sacral hygroma_, which forms a sessile cystic tumour growing over the back of the sacrum, and is believed to be a meningocele which has become cut off _in utero_ by the continued growth of the vertebral arch; dermoids, sarcoma, and lymphangioma.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • A few days of this treatment will usually effect a resolution of the inflammation; if not complete, at least sufficiently so to disclose the correct outlines of the hygroma and exhibit its peculiar and specific symptoms.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • The hygroma, at the very beginning of the trouble, contains a bloody serosity which soon becomes strictly serum, and this, through the influence of an acute inflammatory action, is liable to undergo a change which converts it into the usual purulent product of suppuration.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • The passage of the tendons of the extensor muscle of the cannon, as it glides in front of the knee joint, is assisted by one of the little bursæ before mentioned, and when this becomes the seat of dropsical collection a hygroma is formed and the knee is "capped."

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • Soon, however, unless the irritating causes are continued and repeated, the edema diminishes, and, becoming more defined in its external outlines, leaves the hock capped with a hygroma.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • When the hemorrhage is limited the symptoms may not become noticeable; if it is near the surface of the body a round or diffuse swelling or tumor may form, constituting a hygroma.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • Mum Angela Newman, 32, from Ely, in Cardiff, and partner Stephen Price, 36, said the first sign their unborn daughter wasn't well came when an antenatal scan revealed she had a cystic hygroma - a mass that commonly occurs on the head or neck and which can point to a birth defect.

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