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Drainage of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Drainage of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

What is Drainage of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst?

During drainage of thyroglossal duct cyst, a thyroglossal duct cyst located in the midline of the neck is cut and drained.

Also Known As:

  • Neck cyst drainage

Conditions Treated with Drainage of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst:

The thyroglossal duct typically disappears in the tenth week of fetal development. If the duct fails to disintegrate, an infected cyst can form. Drainage of thyroglossal duct cyst may be performed to treat the infection. It can also be performed in cases of a branchial cleft cyst.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Drainage of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to drainage of thyroglossal duct cyst. Sistrunk procedure may be performed as a surgical alternative.

Anesthesia with Drainage of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst:

Drainage of thyroglossal duct cyst is performed with a local anesthetic.

Potential Complications from Drainage of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst:

Possible risks following drainage of thyroglossal duct cyst include recurrent infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Prognosis after Drainage of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst:

The prognosis for a positive end result following drainage of thyroglossal duct cyst is good. However, the cyst may become infected again.

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