Thyroglossal duct cyst

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Midline neck swelling which moves with deglutition.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

CT neck

A cystic lesion is identified, well defined wall of dense contents inside, measuring 2.4 cm in its longest axis, located in the midline submental region behind pretiroid muscles , in his lower aspect presents a thin line of tissue that acts as thyroid tissue and which communicates with the isthmus of the thyroid.

Case Discussion

Finding consistent with thyroglossal duct cyst  with tissue extension to the isthmus thyroid.

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Case information

rID: 23079
Published: 21st May 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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