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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-88

Thyroglossal duct cyst papillary carcinoma: A treatment puzzle yet to be solved!


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sourabha Kumar Patro
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 408, 4th Floor, A Block, ENT OPD, OPD Complex, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni, Jodhpur - 342 005, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/aiao.aiao_7_19

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Thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) is the most common congenital aberration of the thyroid gland. On the contrary, TGDC malignancies are rare events constituting <1% of all cases of thyroid carcinoma reported in the world. The rarity of the lesion precludes the formulation of clear guidelines and makes management decisions difficult. We describe a case of a young male who presented with a midline neck swelling and underwent radical Sistrunk's procedure and total thyroidectomy for primary papillary carcinoma in a TGDC. The need of total thyroidectomy in high-risk cases needs clinical suspicion and careful consideration of this differential.


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