Image of the Week: Cyst in the neck - Clinical Advisor

Image of the Week: Cyst in the neck

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A child presented with a large cyst in his neck.

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Photo credit: Figure 1 Medical Images/Abdul Mukaddem Mashud

This patient has a thyroglossal duct cyst. These cysts often form in childhood and are caused by cystic expansion of the remnant of the tract that forms as the thyroid gland descends from the tongue base to theneck. Often, these...

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This patient has a thyroglossal duct cyst. These cysts often form in childhood and are caused by cystic expansion of the remnant of the tract that forms as the thyroid gland descends from the tongue base to theneck. Often, these cysts are small, asymptomatic, and go untreated.

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Photo credit: Figure 1 Medical Images/Abdul Mukaddem Mashud

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