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Pediatric Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Key Points About a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst in Children

  • A thyroglossal duct cyst is a pocket in the front part of neck that is filled with fluid. A child is born with this cyst.
  • It is formed from leftover tissue from the development of the thyroid gland when an embryo is forming.
  • Although the cyst is present at birth, it is often not found until a child is at least age 2.
  • A thyroglossal duct cyst is often diagnosed when your child's healthcare provider examines your child.
  • Treatment may include antibiotic medicine to treat any infection or surgery to remove the cyst.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

George Zalzal

George Zalzal

Division Chief, Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Nancy Bauman

Nancy Bauman

Director, Aerodigestive Clinic
Co-Director Vascular Anomaly Clinic
Otolaryngologist
Pamela Mudd

Pamela Mudd

Director, Pediatric Voice Program
Otolaryngologist
Diego Preciado

Diego Preciado

Vice Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly

Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
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Departments

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

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