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What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

Parathyroid glands: Hyoid bone is located close to thyrod and para-thyroid glands. Surgical procedures in this area carry great risk of removing the para-thyroid glands which results in parathyroid insufficiency. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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My thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Could this be serious?

Pain: Any medical problem can result in pain. If you have not done so yet please see your doctor. If she/he has evaluated you and found no issue ask for a referral to a head and neck doctor. They too might not find something but you need to try. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Is this normal?

Not normal: There are things that can occur there like thyroglossal duct cysts, dermoid cysts, lymph nodes,
and other things to name a few. Maybe you can't feel something small that is developing but basically you should see an ENT for a thorough check. ...Read more

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Movable, nontender, firm mass (1cm)above hyoid bone in neck. Have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. Early 20s?

Movable, nontender, firm mass (1cm)above hyoid bone in neck. Have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. Early 20s?

Tough to say: They sound like lymph nodes, and if they've been there a Lon time, may be normal for you. They could also represent some sort of inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic process. Too complex to say for sure, but you primary care could give you a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a broken hyoid bone be fixed? Imtalking about the one in your neck

Can a broken hyoid bone be fixed? Imtalking about the one in your neck

Sometimes surgery: Most cases do not require surgery. Most cases are treated with conservative management, rest/observation, diet changes, and analgesia, some cases require tracheotomy. Only 10% require surgery. Observed for 48-72 hours after trauma, may develop rapid bleeding, swelling, discolorationa, ecchymosis and spasm resulting in life threatening event. Usual outcome from fractured hyoid bone is good. ...Read more

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18, healthy, sudden pea size hard lump in the middle of neck. Tender to touch and sometimes hurts when swallowing. I had a cold recently. Hyoid bone?

18, healthy, sudden pea size hard lump in the middle of neck. Tender to touch and sometimes hurts when swallowing. I had a cold recently. Hyoid bone?

Can't tell: The lump may be an enlarged lymph node from your cold or an infected cyst. If it does not improve after a week or becomes more painful or larger, better ask your doctor to take a look at it. ...Read more

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Hyoid bone sticking out? What do I I do?

Hyoid bone sticking out? What do I I do?

? trauma: If you haven't had any trauma it might be normal check it out with an ENT. ...Read more

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What are possible effects of hyoid bone removal?

What are possible effects of hyoid bone removal?

Parathyroid glands r: Operative procedures in the area of hyoid bone carries great risk because of proximity to the parathyroid glands. Removal of parathyroid glands results in parathyroid hormone deficiency. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can feel your hyoid bone?

Please tell me if you can feel your hyoid bone?

Should be able to: Feel under your chin and move down the front of your neck. The next hard structure will be the hyoid which lies horizontally across the front, center of the neck. ...Read more

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Could a person survive having their hyoid bone removed?

Could a person survive having their hyoid bone removed?

Hyoid: Why would you have your hyoid removed? What is the condition for which you are being treated? Yes, you can survive with partial or complete hyoid resection with proper preservation or reconstruction of the pharynx as your airway would be unstable. ...Read more

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Side effects of having the whole hyoid bone removed?

Side effects of having the whole hyoid bone removed?

See ENT: That a bit of a very specific and open question, please discuss with an ENT/ Otolaryngologist doctor - your specific problem and surgical history will be very important in the response ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

Parathyroid glands: Hyoid bone is located close to thyrod and para-thyroid glands. Surgical procedures in this area carry great risk of removing the para-thyroid glands which results in parathyroid insufficiency. ...Read more

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Docs, could a surgical doctor remove a person's hyoid bone without killing them?

Yes: Some cancers in the area are removed completely by radical excision including hyoid, strap, muscles, partial, trachea etc. ...Read more

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What are the ear ossicles actually attached to the skull or are they free like the hyoid bone?

What are the ear ossicles actually attached to the skull or are they free like the hyoid bone?

Ossicular chain: The middle ear is an air-filled space inside the temporal bone, which is part of the skull. The ossicles (malleus, incus, and stapes) are suspended in the middle ear space by tiny ligaments and 2 small muscle tendons. They are connected to one another by tiny joints. The malleus interfaces with the eardrum, and the stapes with the inner ear via the oval window. The incus connects malleus to stapes ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with hyoid bone syndrome possibly from tmj. Nsaids don't work anymore. Chiropractor helped a little. What else can I try?

Unusual: I don't know pf any well refereed research that shows tmy as being causative of hyoid bone syndrome. Please see an ent. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Extremely low: The risk of nerve injury is small and under the vast majority of these surgeries the voice is not affected. The surgery should be performed by a board certified pediatric ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have broken hyoid bone by being grabbed by the throat?

Is it possible to have broken hyoid bone by being grabbed by the throat?

It is an uncommon: Fracture, but yes, if someone tried to strangle you with sufficient force, it could fracture the hyoid. ...Read more

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Can you damage hyoid bone trying to bring up phlegm?

Can you damage hyoid bone trying to bring up phlegm?

NOPE: But you can strain the muscles around the bone leading to a painful neck!


Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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Why does my hyoid bone pop out of place. And pop if I move it from side to side?

May be normal: With person of tall stature, long neck, the hyoid bone could be prominent and may move. It is variation in the norm and should not be cause for concern. ...Read more

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During a Sistrunk procedure, my son have removed whole hyoid bone and not only a portion if it. Why?

During a Sistrunk procedure, my son have removed whole hyoid bone and not only a portion if it. Why?

Sistrunk Surgery: In most cases, the mid portion of the hyoid bone is removed because the tract of the cyst wraps around this part. If its not removed, the recurrence rates of the cyst are very high. In some cases, more of the bone may have to be removed depending on how large the cyst is or what the intra operative findings demand for example, if more hyoid may need to be resected to ensure complete cyst removal. ...Read more

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How many days swallowing remain difficult after Sistrunk procedure and complete removal of hyoid bone?

Depends: Most patients recover after 1-2 weeks. However every patient is unique and every operation is unique. I would contact the Surgery team who performed the operation and discuss how you are feeling. Make sure you go for scheduled followup visits so the Surgeon can make sure there are no complications and that the wound is healing.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Writing story-for damaged hyoid bone (character was choked), what would notes read on patient's chart? +what would be done for patient?

Book: One scenario, . The pt suffered a traumatic injury tot he hyoid bone after an attempted choking incident. The pt continues to have pain swallowing and talking. It is recommended he continue to be followed by the ENT service and he is on a soft liquid diet. He has been instructed to not speak, and rest his voice in an attempt to let the bone heal." do I get my name in the introduction? ...Read more

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Someone please help me convince my husband to see a dr. And that its not his time to go. His hyoid bone free floats moves side to side.?

Tale of the hyoid: If not for yourself, do it for your wife. You have to show her that you care. When you don't care for yourself, your loved ones may perceive as you not caring for them either. Not so much about the floating hyoid bone, unless painful or causing speech or eating problems than go see ent. Hope this convinces him! ...Read more

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Is it normal or always pathological to feel submental lymphnodes? I can feel 2 slightly anterior to the hyoid bone, both of them are around1cm, painless

Is it normal or always pathological to feel submental lymphnodes? I can feel 2 slightly anterior to the hyoid bone, both of them are around1cm, painless

Neck lymphnodes: In a thin body lymph nodes may be palpable. If there more than one region glands are enlarged then a blood count and a physician visit will be advisable ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body. It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more