Thyroglossal duct cyst

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Midline neck swelling; slightly painful; Moves with deglutition.

Patient Data

Age: 5-15
Gender: Male

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.


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
Published: 18th May 2009
Last edited: 29th Oct 2017
Tag: thyroid
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