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Nicholas J Fujii, Tanya M Gibson, Keerthana M Satheesh, Charles M Cobb
The thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) is the most common developmental cyst of the neck. The cyst typically occurs along the midline of the neck on the ventral surface. Malignant transformation is rare and can be diagnosed only after histologic examination of a biopsy specimen. This article presents a brief, focused narrative review, which includes a discussion of successful treatment of a TGDC, and a single case report that describes a Sistrunk-like procedure.
February 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Mi Sun Chung, Jung Hwan Baek, Jeong Hyun Lee, Young Jun Choi, Jong Ho Yoon, Soon Yuhl Nam, Seong Chul Kim, Jin Yong Sung, Seon Mi Baek, Dong Gyu Na
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of ethanol ablation (EA) for thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) against surgery. METHODS: This study included 345 patients (289, surgery; 56, EA) treated for TGDC at four institutions between May 2005 and June 2014. Surgery (whole surgery and Sistrunk operation which is the current standard surgical method) and EA were compared with respect to the treatment failure and complication rates. The cost of EA and surgery was also compared...
December 12, 2016: European Radiology
Rahim Akram, Joseph J Wiltshire, Jonathan Wadsley, Sabapathy P Balasubramanian
Thyroglossal duct or cyst carcinoma (TGDCCa) is uncommon. Current treatments follow those of thyroid cancer but controversy exists over the extent of thyroid and lymph node surgery. Our aim was to study the presentation, treatment strategies and clinical outcomes in patients presenting with TGDCCa. Of 637 patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer over 15-years, 4 patients (0.6 %) with TGDCCa were identified. Two patients were diagnosed outside this time period. Details of demographics, presentation, diagnosis, management and outcomes of all 6 patients were reviewed...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Ana Karen Lira Medina, Eliseo Fernandez Berdeal, Ernesto Bernal Cisneros, Rebeca Betancourt Galindo, Pamela Frigerio
INTRODUCTION: The thyroglossal cyst is found in 7% of the population and the incidental papillary thyroid carcinoma in thyroglossal cyst is a rare entity with an incidence 1 to 2%. The clinical presentation is indistinguishable from a benign lesion and the histopathological postoperative study defines the diagnosis. Papillary carcinomas have favorable prognosis and cervical or distant metastases are rare. There is now a consensus on the indication of total thyroidectomy, radioablation with iodine and/or suppressive therapy with levothyroxine after being removed surgically [1-3] (Patrucco et al...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Jakrapun Pupaibool, Eric J Fulnecky, Robert L Swords, William W Sistrunk, Alastair D Haddow
PURPOSE: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) continues to be a significant complication after total joint arthroplasty. Diagnosis of PJI can be challenging and elusive in the absence of a gold standard. This purpose of this article is to review the current evidence on the utility of serum and synovial fluid biomarkers to help aid in the diagnosis of PJI with focusing on synovial fluid alpha-defensin. METHODS: Articles and data for this review were identified by searches of PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE up to June 1, 2016...
October 7, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Lester D R Thompson, Hannah B Herrera, Sean K Lau
Carcinomas arising from thyroglossal duct remnant cysts (TGDCs) are rare, without well-defined management and staging criteria. All TGDCs (n = 685) diagnosed between 2005 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed, with 22 carcinomas identified (3.2 % incidence). Twenty-two patients (17 females, 5 males), aged 12-64 years (mean 39.9 years; median 39 years) were identified. An anterior, superior midline neck mass was the presenting symptom in all patients. A cancer diagnosis [all papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)] was made after the Sistrunk procedure (SP), with a Bethesda Category V or VI classification preoperatively by fine needle aspiration in 5 of 12 cases tested...
October 4, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
Patricio Cieri, Julia E Udaquiola, Santiago E Calello, Daniel H Libero
The thyroglossal duct cyst pathology represents the second cause of bening cervical anomalies in childhood. Diagnosis is mainly clinical. Sistrunk (1920) proposed a surgical technique that is still considered the gold standard for definitive treatment of this condition. A retrospective study was made including patients who underwent surgery for thyroglossal duct cyst pathology in our department between June 2008 and August 2015. In this period, we performed 54 procedures in 45 patients (39 primary cases). Median age was 4...
October 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Angkoon Anuwong, Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Thanyawat Sasanakietkul
BACKGROUND: Sistrunk operation of the thyroglossal duct is a procedure for the removal of a cyst, the middle part of the hyoid bone and tract towards the foramen caecum. Unavoidably, this procedure results in a scar on the skin in the neck area. By performing a bilateral areolar endoscopic Sistrunk operation, this study is the first to develop a procedure that can solve the aesthetic problem. This operation results in both an excellent cosmetic result and the successful treatment of TGDC...
August 4, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
L M O'Neil, D A Gunaratne, A T Cheng, F Riffat
OBJECTIVE: Thyroglossal duct cyst recurrence following resection is attributed to anatomical variability and residual thyroglossal ducts. In adults, thyroglossal duct cyst recurrence is extremely rare and a surgical solution is yet to be well explored. This paper describes our approach to the management of recurrent thyroglossal duct cysts and sinuses in adults using a wide anterior neck dissection. METHOD: A retrospective review was performed to identify adults who underwent a wide anterior neck dissection for recurrent thyroglossal duct cyst management between 1 January 2009 and 1 January 2015...
July 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Jeticia R Sistrunk, Kourtney P Nickerson, Rachael B Chanin, David A Rasko, Christina S Faherty
Bacterial pathogens have coevolved with humans in order to efficiently infect, replicate within, and be transmitted to new hosts to ensure survival and a continual infection cycle. For enteric pathogens, the ability to adapt to numerous host factors under the harsh conditions of the gastrointestinal tract is critical for establishing infection. One such host factor readily encountered by enteric bacteria is bile, an innately antimicrobial detergent-like compound essential for digestion and nutrient absorption...
October 2016: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
Germano de Lelis Bezerra Júnior, Leonardo de Freitas Silva, Gabriel Gomes Pimentel, José Rodrigues Laureano Filho, Renato Luiz Maia Nogueira
The thyroglossal duct cyst is the neck congenital abnormality most common in the childhood. Clinically, it shows itself as a solitary neck mass in the region of hyoid bone, it is painless and can be dislocated during de physical examination and tongue protrusion. The most common treatment is its removal through the Sistrunk technique. Patient with diagnosis of thyroglossal duct cyst in neck region with extension to the mouth floor was treated by total surgical removal through intraoral access. The intraoral approach to the treatment of the thyroglossal duct cyst showed itself practicable and permitted the total removal of the lesion with no recurrence signs...
July 26, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar, Maryam Al Sulaiti, Jamela El-Mabrok, Khairi Hajaji, Hesham Elgohary, Mohammad Asim, Ibrahim Taha, Abdelhakem Tabeb
OBJECTIVES: A thyroglossal duct cyst (TDC) is a frequent congenital midline anomaly of the neck that usually manifests during the first decade of life. We aimed to describe the presentation, management, and outcome of TDC in pediatric and adult cases. METHODS: A retrospective observational analysis was conducted for all patients diagnosed and treated for TDC between 2000 and 2014 in a single center in Qatar. Data included patients' demographics, presentations, preoperative investigations, anesthesia type, histopathological findings, surgical management, recurrences, and complications...
July 2016: Oman Medical Journal
Sohail Bakkar, Marco Biricotti, Gianni Stefanini, Carlo Enrico Ambrosini, Gabriele Materazzi, Paolo Miccoli
PURPOSE: The optimal management of thyroglossal cyst carcinoma, particularly the extent of surgery required is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the need for routinely adding total thyroidectomy to Sistrunk's operation in the management of this condition. METHODS: The clinical records of 19 patients with a diagnosis of thyroglossal cyst carcinoma encountered in an 11-year period (2004-2015) were reviewed. All patients underwent total thyroidectomy in addition to Sistrunk's procedure...
June 23, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Ryan E Nelson, Hassan Ahmad, Douglas M Hildrew, Claire M Lawlor, Rizwan Aslam, Andrew Sholl, Emad Kandil
BACKGROUND: The thyroglossal duct fails to involute in up to 7% of adults, creating a thyroglossal duct remnant (TGDR) attached to the hyoid bone. Thyroid malignancies have been reported in approximately 1% of TGDRs. In previous reports of TGDR carcinoma, patients had radiographic evidence of a TGDR at initial clinical presentation. Alternatively, hypertrophy of a TGDR is well described in patients with hypothyroidism because of the growth of functional ectopic thyroid tissue. We present the case of a patient who had no radiographic evidence of a TGDR prior to thyroidectomy but presented 14 months after surgery with a recurrent cervical mass...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Farid F Ibrahim, Sam J Daniel
Thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) is one of the most common congenital anterior midline neck masses in children. Sistrunk operation is considered as the cornerstone in TGDC removal. Nevertheless, 5% to 7 % of patients have been reported to show a recurrence even after adequate resection. This necessitates at times multiple resections with potential complications. One interesting emerging technique is sclerotherapy of TGDC remnants post resection. We present here a case of a child who had a successfully treated recurrent TGDC using sclerotherapy with doxycycline...
July 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Nazim Bozan, Yunus Feyyat Sakin, Ferhat Bozkus, Alper Kanmaz
Thyroglossal duct cysts (TDCs) are one of the most common congenital cervical masses that develop in children. Double TDCs are reported in very few patients in the literature. However, the authors did not come across any thyroglossal cyst with double duct in the English literature. A 35-year female patient consulted to authors' clinic with complaints of a swelling localized on the left side of the neck and recurrent purulent discharge. A Sistrunk operation was planned and during the operation, 2 fistula tracts, both terminated in the hyoid bone, were exposed...
June 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Lester D R Thompson, Hannah B Herrera, Sean K Lau
The clinical features of thyroglossal duct remnant cysts (TGDC) have been well described, however the histopathologic aspects of these lesions have not been addressed in a detailed manner. In particular, there has been no large community practice based series evaluating TGDC histologically compared with management outcomes. A retrospective review of all TGDC diagnosed between 2005 and 2015 was performed. Six hundred eighty-five patients were identified (344 males; 341 females). Age at presentation was bimodal (first and fifth decades) and ranged from 0...
December 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
Yu-Sung Chang, Hsin-Hao Su, Szu-Pei Ho
The current study describes a case of adenosquamous carcinoma originating from a thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC). A 77-year-old man presented with an asymptomatic mass in the left mid-neck, which was soft and mobile on palpation. Fine-needle aspiration was performed, but cytology did not detect any malignant cells. Computed tomography demonstrated a single cystic lesion in the left lobe of the thyroid gland; therefore, surgery was performed on the suspected thyroid cyst. However, it was identified intraoperatively that the lesion was separated from the thyroid gland and instead adhered to an additional hyoid bone; therefore, the Sistrunk procedure was performed...
April 2016: Oncology Letters
Nam Ju Cheon, Young Man Lee, Jun Ho Lee, Jong Kyu Han, Ji Hye Lee
Thyroglossal duct cyst is a frequent event; however, papillary carcinoma within a thyroglossal duct cyst is rare, particularly in children. A 17-year-old girl presented with an asymptomatic mid-submental mass for the last 2 months. The diagnosis of thyroglossal duct cyst was made based on physical examination and computed tomography finding. After performance of Sistrunk procedure, an incidental papillary carcinoma within the thyroglossal duct cyst was observed on pathology. We reviewed the pediatric cases of thyroglossal duct carcinoma, and then decided not to perform a concurrent thyroidectomy...
May 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Mohammad Jaseem Hassan, Safia Rana, Sabina Khan, Zeeba Shamim Jairajpuri, Seema Monga, Abhinav Jain, Sujata Jetley
The thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDCs) are the most common congenital anomaly of the thyroid, usually manifested as painless midline neck mass. Malignancy is very rare and is reported in around 1% of cases as an incidental finding after histopathological evaluation of resected cyst. Papillary carcinoma is the most common carcinoma reported in TGDC. Here, we report a case of 17-year-old-female, who presented with a gradually increasing midline neck mass which moves with swallowing. On imaging a diagnosis of infected TGDC was made...
January 2016: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
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