Thyroglossal duct cysts management

Nicolae Balica, Alin H. Marin, S. Lupescu, H. Stefanescu, C. Doros & Stan Cotulbea
Introduction: Thyroglossal duct cysts are remnants of the embryonic thyroglossal duct that may occur from the base of the tongue to the thyroid gland. Possible sites of thyroglossal cysts: base of the tongue, intralingual, suprahyoid, infrahyoid, prethyroid and pretracheal. Treatment may include: antibiotic medication (to treat the infection), surgical removal of the cyst and the thyroglossal duct, called the Sistrunk procedure. Methods: Between 2000 and 2007, 78 patients with thyroglossal duct cysts and thyroglossal duct...