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Case Reports
February 1936

CYSTIC HYGROMA OF THE NECK: TWO CASES IN BULU CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

MONMOUTH, ILL.
From the Pediatric Department of the Central Hospital, Elat, Ebolowa, Cameroon, French Equatorial Africa.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(2):349-352. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970140113012
Abstract

In view of the recent thorough review of the literature1 on the subject of cystic hygroma of the neck, I wish only to report two additional cases.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—A. Z., a girl aged 10 days, was brought to the hospital on Dec. 26, 1932, by her mother, who desired advice regarding a tumor arising from the side of the child's neck. The patient had been born in a village to a multiparous Bulu woman, who said she did not have any difficulty during labor.From the day of birth the child nursed normally and according to the mother did not differ from her other children as a new-born infant except in one respect. On the fourth day after birth the services of a native medicine-man (whose activities were not limited to medicine) were solicited. He made a diagnosis of "a large congenital abscess," and lanced the

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