Cystic Hygroma Presenting as a Case of Shoulder Dystocia in Labour


Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


A case of a fetus with cystic hygroma presenting as shoulder dystocia in second stage of labour is presented. The use of destructive operations viz. cleidotomy and decapitation, in modern day obstetric practice and the pathology of cystic hygroma is discussed.