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Can the bump on my neck be a thyglossal duct cyst?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Possible

Most thyroglossal cysts are midline on the neck.
I would have yur doctor see it . They are benign but it can be other things.

In brief: Possible

Most thyroglossal cysts are midline on the neck.
I would have yur doctor see it . They are benign but it can be other things.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Thyroglossal cyst is

A neck mass that develops from tissues remaining after the formation of the thyroid gland, which begins at the base of the tongue & moves down the neck through a canal (thyroglossal duct) that normally disappears.
Residual duct can form cysts that may fill with fluid/mucus & may get infected or may get large enough to hinder swallowing/breathing. An ENT specialist can check & offer options for tx.

In brief: Thyroglossal cyst is

A neck mass that develops from tissues remaining after the formation of the thyroid gland, which begins at the base of the tongue & moves down the neck through a canal (thyroglossal duct) that normally disappears.
Residual duct can form cysts that may fill with fluid/mucus & may get infected or may get large enough to hinder swallowing/breathing. An ENT specialist can check & offer options for tx.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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