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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

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What can I do about thyroglossal duct cyst?

What can I do about  thyroglossal duct cyst?

Have it removed: A thyroglossal duct cyst can be surgically removed. See your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

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


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What is involved with a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

What is involved with a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

Surgery: Usually an outpatient procedure that involves a midline incision. The cyst, it's tract, and the middle part of the hyoid bone are removed. (search the sistrunk procedure). Most patients do quite well with the procedure. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has a thyroglossal duct cyst.?

What do you suggest if my child has a thyroglossal duct cyst.?

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

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What is a thyroglossal duct cyst removal / sistrunk procedure?

What is a thyroglossal duct cyst removal / sistrunk procedure?

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

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Pretty sure I have a thyroglossal duct cyst..What do I do now?

Pretty sure I have a thyroglossal duct cyst..What do I do now?

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

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My daughter has a thyroglossal duct cyst. What does this mean?

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

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Help docs! my daughter has a thyroglossal duct cyst. What do we do?

Help docs! my daughter has a thyroglossal duct cyst. What do we do?

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

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Why does a thyroglossal duct cyst shrink?

Why does a thyroglossal duct cyst shrink?

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

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How can you remove a thyroglossal duct cyst?

How can you remove a thyroglossal duct cyst?

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

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What can cause thyroglossal duct cyst recurrences?

What can cause thyroglossal duct cyst recurrences?

Cyst: Probably lack of complete removal at the first place. ...Read more

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Can you gain weight from a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

Can you gain weight from a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

No: The removal of the cyst does not effect your thyroid levels possibly your recovery kept you from being as active, thus leading to some weight gain. ...Read more

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My daughter is constantly clearing her throat after thyroglossal duct cyst. Is this normal?

Talk to surgeon: Any questions related to a surgery are really best directed to the surgeon as they often have particular knowledge about things that they did that can lead to issues after surgery. ...Read more

Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more