Thyroglossal duct cyst

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


Midline neck swelling, slightly painful and moves with deglutition.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


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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