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Thyroglossal Duct Cyst is a topic covered in the Pediatric Surgery NaT.

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Thyroglossal duct cysts result from the abnormal descent of thyroid tissue during embryologic development. They typically appear during early childhood as midline neck masses that move up and down with swallowing. Surgical resection is required due to the risk of infection and malignancy and must include resection of the central portion of the hyoid bone (Sistrunk procedure) to minimize recurrence. Operative removal should be delayed if the patient presents with an actively infected cyst.

see also Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Excision

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Last updated: August 7, 2017


Waldhausen, John, et al., editors. "Thyroglossal Duct Cyst." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2017. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829081/all/Thyroglossal_Duct_Cyst.
Thyroglossal Duct Cyst. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829081/all/Thyroglossal_Duct_Cyst. Accessed June 25, 2019.
Thyroglossal Duct Cyst. (2017). In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829081/all/Thyroglossal_Duct_Cyst
Thyroglossal Duct Cyst [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. [cited 2019 June 25]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829081/all/Thyroglossal_Duct_Cyst.
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