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Aberrant thyroglossal cyst

  • D. M. O'Hanlon (a1), N. Walsh (a2), J. Corry (a3), G. Mortimer (a4) and J. R. Flynn (a1)...

Abstract

A case is presented of a laterally occurring thyroglossal cyst. In conventional teaching, thyroglossal duct remnants occupy the midline, or a position adjacent to the midline, and are found in a line marking the descent of the thyroid anlage and move upwards on protruding the tongue. Laterally presenting thyroglossal duct remnants are unusual.

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Mr J. R. Flynn, Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Portiuncula General Hospital, Ballinasloe, Ireland.

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Aberrant thyroglossal cyst

  • D. M. O'Hanlon (a1), N. Walsh (a2), J. Corry (a3), G. Mortimer (a4) and J. R. Flynn (a1)...

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