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

T. Iwata, S. Nakata, H. Tsuge, F. Koide, M. Sugiura, H. Otake, M. Teranishi, T. Nakashima

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-446
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 04-2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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