thyroglossal duct


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thyroglossal duct

[thī·rō′gläs·əl ′dəkt]
(embryology)
A narrow temporary channel connecting the anlage of the thyroid with the surface of the tongue.
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Imaging of ectopic thyroid tissue and thyroglossal duct cysts.
1) The differential diagnoses for the contents are as follows: metastatic disease, lymphoma, adenitis, obstructed submandibular duct, salivary gland tumors, abscess, Ludwig's angina, thyroglossal duct cyst, hemangioma, lymphangioma, dermoid/epidermoid, diving ranula (complex), second branchial cleft cyst (more common in children) (Figure 16).
The patient's age immediately ruled out the common anterior neck masses found in the pediatric age group such as thyroglossal duct cysts or lymphangioma (cystic hygroma).
This study was aimed at determining the cytological characteristics of cyst content, cell specificity, cellularity and the content of the extracellular matrix as well as the significance of cytological analysis in the detection of papillary carcinoma of a thyroglossal duct cysts.
Key Words: Thyroglossal duct cyst Papillary carcinoma Rare manifestation
distribution, laterality and location of thyroglossal duct cysts and outcome of Sistrunk Operation in the management of thyroglossal duct cysts
The differential diagnosis of cystic cervical masses includes thyroid cyst, thymic cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst, branchial cleft cyst, bronchogenic cyst, lymphangioma and parathyroid cyst (PC) (1).
The pyramidal lobe is a not-always prominent feature of the thyroid gland, and develops from the distal part of the thyroglossal duct.
The three most common diagnoses are thyroglossal duct cyst, dermold cyst, and lymphadenitis.
2) Although very rare, the most common location for extralingual ectopic thyroid tissue, is the thyroglossal duct in the anterior cervical area.
Pathologic Diagnosis: Papillary Carcinoma Arising in a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
A case is presented in which an asymptomatic neck mass was initially diagnosed as a thyroglossal duct cyst, but was determined to be a dermoid cyst.