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Atypical thyroglossal duct cyst

  • V. L. Cumberworth (a1) and P. J. Bradley (a1)


Thyroglossal duct cysts most frequently present in childhood as a painless midline swelling of the neck. Uncommonly, these embryonal remnant cysts present clinically in adult life. The majority of adults with thyroglossal duct cysts present with a swelling at the level of the thyrohyoid membrane. On rare occasions, a thyroglossal duct cyst can present with more sinister symptoms, such as hoarseness, dysphagia and dyspnoea. On these occasions, the pre-operative clinical and investigative diagnosis remains in doubt until histology is available.


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P. J. Bradley, Consultant ENT Surgeon/Head and Neck Oncologist, The Head and Neck Oncology Clinic, Queen's Medical Centre, University Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2UH


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Atypical thyroglossal duct cyst

  • V. L. Cumberworth (a1) and P. J. Bradley (a1)


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