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What exactly is a thyroglossal cyst?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
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In brief: Thyroglossal cyst

Is a cyst that forms from a persistent thyroglossal duct and usually presents as a midline neck lump that is usually painless and smooth.
If infected pain can occur. There may be difficulty breathing or swallowing, especially if the lump becomes large.

In brief: Thyroglossal cyst

Is a cyst that forms from a persistent thyroglossal duct and usually presents as a midline neck lump that is usually painless and smooth.
If infected pain can occur. There may be difficulty breathing or swallowing, especially if the lump becomes large.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Developmental cyst

A thyroglossal duct cyst is a developmental cyst that occurs in the midline of the neck just above the hyoid bone.
It occurs from a persistent thyroglossal duct with an increased incidence of ectopic thyroid tissue. It is usually treated by surgical excision.

In brief: Developmental cyst

A thyroglossal duct cyst is a developmental cyst that occurs in the midline of the neck just above the hyoid bone.
It occurs from a persistent thyroglossal duct with an increased incidence of ectopic thyroid tissue. It is usually treated by surgical excision.
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