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Alternative Treatments For Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Depends on situation: Over time these will usually become infected from germs descending from somewhere near the base of the tongue to the cyst. Elective removal by an ENT surgeon is often done beforehand, or may be needed more urgently if the cyst does become infected. ...Read more
Cyst and part hyoid: The sistrunk procedure to remove a thyroglossal duct cyst means an incision on the neck, remove the cyst and the tract leading from the cyst to the base of tongue where it started in the embryo. This operation always removes the central portion of the hyoid bone in order to get the entire tract. ...Read more
Thyroglossal Duct: A thyroglossal duct cyst is a congenital anomaly, meaning that you were born with it. Many times, they get infected and have to be drained. If no infection or after infection is treated, we usually recommend having them removed. The procedure to remove it and to reduce the chance of it coming back is called a sistrunk procedure. See your local ENT doctor for all the specifics. ...Read more
Duct cyst: A neck mass or a swelling. Cyst like a sack lined and has fluid may increase in time and may get infected. Have your daughter evaluated this my lead to more functional problems. ...Read more
Time for visit: Many would get an ultrasound of the neck to identify any connection to and location of associated thyroid tissue. With that in hand, the cyst and any fistulous tract connecting it to the base of the tongue or overlying skin would be removed. ...Read more
Thyroglossal cyst: The cystic cavity may drain its contents to the skin at any time. This in effect may cause it to "shrink" although the cyst itself is still present and the abnormal tissue cavity will likely refill itself. Most of these aren't found until adult life, and most present as infections. This cyst can extend from the tongue down into the neck and must be carefully evaluated and possibly removed. ...Read more
Sistrunk procedure.: Most patients are asleep for this surgery. An incision is made over the cyst. The cyst is removed plus its thin tract, which extends upward near the middle of a small bone called the hyoid, up into the deep muscles of the tongue. The central hyoid and a cuff of deep tongue muscle are removed to ensure the entire tract had been included. This method greatly lowers risk that cyst can reoccur. ...Read more
Cyst: Probably lack of complete removal at the first place. ...Read more
Sistrunk: Procedure. It includes removing central portion of hyoid bone. ...Read more
Cyst?: Make sure this is the correct diagnosis and see an ENT specialist ...Read more
7-10 days: Recovery should be 7-10 days at the most. ...Read more
There might not be a need for surgery only if there is absolutely no suspicion that they have a cancer, or if they are not growing.
If they are uncomfortable they should also come out. Otherwise you can follow them every 6 months with ultrasound and if there are changes, then remove them ...Read more
Son had a thyroglossal duct cyst removed and still has stitches in. He accidentally got them very wet. Is this a problem?
Hi I have an infected thyroglossal duct cyst and am taking 300mg of clindamyacin 4 times a day for 10 days. I was told to follow up in 3weeks for a C?
Follow instruction: Yes you do need a follow-up visit to make sure that the problem has been taken care of. ...Read more
My 9 month old grandson was confirmed with a thyroglossal duct cyst. Has to have surgery to remove it and the hyoid bone will his speach be effected?
Scar: If thyroglossal duct has beeen removed, it could be scar tissue or possible recurrence. If the growth is in the scar it could be a keloid. ...Read more
I’m 37 yrs old & a CT scan found a 1.6cm thyroglossal duct cyst. The thought of being cut open with hyoid removal scares me. Is it necessary?
Cyst: Unfortunately cysts tend to enlarge, compromising adjacent hard and soft tissue. If concerned, seek a second opinion. If both practitioners agree, go for it. ...Read more
Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?
Lump under chin: First, unless you have been diagnosed with one previously, a thyroglossal duct cyst is rare and something that has likely been searched out on the internet. Second a pimple, carbuncle, or furuncle can cause tender lumps under the chin which may be either a swollen lymph node or an actual cellulitis or abscess of the anterior neck space. See your doctor. ...Read more
Thyroglossal duct cyst on 2 yrs is it related to thyroid in any way ed. Surgeon said it had to come out he has no images or blood work s this normal?
Typical: The diagnosis of a thyroglossal duct cyst is made by a health history and thorough physical exam. An US might be done, but not necessarily. Thyroglossal duct cysts are typically removed through surgical excision. ...Read more
My 2 yr was diagnosed with a thyroglossal duct cyst and the dr who said surgery after feeling on her throat are there more tests he should do on her?
Thyroglossal Duct: Usually located in the midline. Rarely clinically significant in any way. Weird looking. If you have it removed you will confirm it is nothing serious and remove something potentially unsightly. ...Read more
I had a thyroglossal duct cyst removed a couple months ago but the doc only removed the cyst. I am still experiencing a lot of throat discomfort. Pressure and pain. Could this be due to the tract still being there?
Return to Doctor: Go back to the doctor who removed the thyroglossal duct cyst. .. They will be able to determine what is going on. They may want you to have a cat scan. If scar tissue has developed or there is something else, a cat scan will reveal it. ...Read more
Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more
Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?
Is it normal that pilonidal cyst sinus is closing by itself after alternative treatments as epsom salt baths, castor oil packs and garlic supplements?
Cyst: Yes that often occurs however it is possible for the cyst to reoccur and re open try and keep it clean and well hydrated ...Read more
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