hygromaHygroma - chronic inflammation of the mucous bags, located on bone ribs, with high concentration of liquid in them cavity; usually of a traumatic or tuberculous origin. Often affects the elbow and prepatellar handbags (Fig). A slowly growing, not soldered with skin sedentary swelling of the oval form with smooth contours, elastic consistency, at a palpation is determined fluctuation. At the puncture get serous liquid or viscous yellowish goo.
Treatment. By traumatic hygroma at the beginning of the disease is shown needle aspiration content and a compression bandaging. When the hygroma and when hygroma tubercular etiology - destruction of mucous bag. Cm. also Bursitis.