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Anatomy-based surgery to remove thyroglossal duct cyst: two anomalous cases

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 December 2009


T Iwata
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
S Nakata
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
H Tsuge
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Nagoya First Red Cross Hospital, Japan
F Koide
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Tajimi Municipal Hospital, Japan
M Sugiura
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kariya Toyota General Hospital, Japan
H Otake
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
M Teranishi
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
T Nakashima
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
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Abstract

Objective:

To review previous reports and to discuss the management of branching polycystic and giant thyroglossal duct cysts.

Case report:

We present two cases of thyroglossal duct cyst: one a branching, polycystic thyroglossal duct cyst in an 11-year-old boy, and the other a giant thyroglossal cyst in a 41-year-old man. Such cysts are rare. Both patients were operated upon according to the methods of Sistrunk and Horisawa, and both had a satisfactory post-operative course.

Discussion:

We discuss the most important aspects of such cyst removal procedures.

Conclusion:

Our experience suggests that surgery to remove an anomalous thyroglossal duct cyst should be performed using a technique based on the anatomy of the hyoid bone region.


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Copyright © JLO (1984) Limited 2009

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