Thyroglossal duct cyst
Palpable midline neck mass which became apparent after weight loss.
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Well defined ovoid cystic mass in the visceral space of the suprahyoid neck which ends near the foramen cecum of the tongue base. It has homogenous fluid content and very thin wall.
Neck lymph nodes have normal size and structure.
Surrouding structures seems unremarkable.
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Thyroglossal duct cysts can present as a mass or be an incidental findings. They can present with superinfection, or very rarely become malignant.
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- Hoffman. Papillary Thyroid Cancer Arising From a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst. Journal of Medical Cases. 16;4 (6): . Journal of Medical Cases (full text)