Infected thyroglossal duct cyst

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

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Dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

CT of the neck with contrast showing an enhancing, well-circumscribed cystic lesion located in the neck at the level of the hyoid bone.

Case Discussion

The findings of the CT are compatible with complicated thyroglossal duct cyst.

Thyroglossal duct cysts are the most common cause of midline neck masses and typically located inferior to the hyoid bone (65%) in the region adjacent to the thyrohyoid membrane. Frequently presenting as an asymptomatic neck mass in the pediatric population, the most common presentation in adults is underlying infection of the cyst.

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Case information

rID: 21961
Case created: 1st Mar 2013
Last edited: 24th Jan 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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