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November 1956


Author Affiliations

Albuquerque, N. M.

AMA Arch Surg. 1956;73(5):900. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1956.01280050168032

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To the Editor:  —I note with interest the article on cystic hygroma of the axilla in the A. M. A. Archives of Surgery, Volume 72, page 824, May, 1956. Until seeing this, I had not realized the extreme rarity of this lesion, which prompts me to make the following report to you.In January, 1956, I saw a similar tumor mass in the right axilla of a one-year-old child. The mother stated that a small lump about 2 in. in diameter had been present in the axilla adjacent to the chest since the age of 4 months. This lump was unchanged until approximately the first of January, 1956, at which time, over the course of about two weeks, rapid enlargement occurred, until the mass attained the size of about 10 in. in diameter.My clinical diagnosis was cystic hygroma. The child was operated upon on Feb. 10,

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