Thyroglossal duct cyst

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Neck swelling.

Patient Data

Age: Teenager
Gender: Male

CT neck

Contrast enhanced CT demonstrates a large cystic lesion located anterior to the thyroid cartilage, and passing deep to the hyoid bone which it displaces. It extends somewhat laterally towards the left. 




Case Discussion

Thyroglossal duct cysts typically present in young children as midline swellings, and may become infected. 

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Case information

rID: 5149
Published: 10th Dec 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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