Thyroglossal duct cyst

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Neck swelling.

Patient Data

Age: Teenager
Gender: Male
CT

CT neck

Contrast enhanced CT demonstrates a large cystic lesion located anterior to the thyroid cartilage, and passing deep to the hyoid bone which it displaces. It extends somewhat laterally towards the left. 

Diagram

Diagram

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Case Discussion

Thyroglossal duct cysts typically present in young children as midline swellings, and may become infected. 

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Case information

rID: 5149
Case created: 10th Dec 2008
Last edited: 8th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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