Thyroglossal duct cyst

Case contributed by Dr Andrei Tsoriev


Palpable midline neck mass which became apparent after weight loss.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

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.

Case Discussion

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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Case information

rID: 47762
Published: 3rd Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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