Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
Your baby's healthcare provider may refer your baby to a specialist for treatment. Your baby may need to see an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT or otolaryngologist) or a surgeon. Your child may also need to see a doctor who specializes in conditions with imaging procedures (interventional radiologist).
Your child’s healthcare provider may watch (monitor) the malformation. They will look for signs of infection, bleeding or increases in size.
If your child has an infection, they will need antibiotics.
Your child may need surgery to cut out (excise) small and some large cysts. The cysts may be partly or fully removed.
Your child may get shots (injections) into the cysts which can destroy them. Repeat treatments may be needed.
Laser therapy or radiofrequency ablation
This treatment will destroy cysts with a laser or radio waves. These are used on small cysts or cysts on the skin or mouth. Several treatments may be needed or used together with other treatments.