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Review Article - Otolaryngology Online Journal (2013) Volume 3, Issue 1

Thyroglossal cyst our experience

This study shares our experiences in managing patients with thyroglossal cysts. These are common midline tumors of neck. Characteristically these masses move on protrusion of tongue due to their intimate relationship with hyoid bone. Adults commonly presented with this lesion eventhough literature review suggests it to be common in children. All these patients underwent surgery because of the presence of mass rather than any symptoms. All 30 patients taken up in this study had a normal functioning thyroid in the normal position in addition to the cystic lesion.

Author(s): Balasubramanian Thiagarajan,Ulaganathan Venkatesan,Geetha Ramamoorthy

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