Thyroglossal duct cyst

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Midline neck swelling; slightly painful; Moves with deglutition.

Patient Data

Age: 5-15
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

CT of the neck of a child with a midline neck mass demonstrates a cystic well circumscribed mass between the strap muscles and immediately below the hyoid bone. There is no convincing solid component.

Modality: Ultrasound

On Ultrasound the mass appears of intermediate echogenicity.

Case Discussion

Findings are consistent with a thyroglossal duct cyst.

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Case Information

rID: 6253
Case created: 18th May 2009
Last edited: 16th Nov 2015
Tag: thyroid
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