Thyroglossal duct cyst

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Fluid elongated structure behind the body of the hyoid and in front of the thyroid cartilage.

Features are consistent with thyroglossal cyst.

Case Discussion

Thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDC's) are the most common congenital neck cyst. They are typically located in the midline and are the most common midline neck mass in young patients. They can be diagnosed with multiple imaging modalities, including ultrasound, CT, and MRI.

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Case information

rID: 2661
Case created: 7th May 2008
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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