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Thyroglossal duct cyst

Posted by
Alan Kay [1358.2493] on January 28, 2006 at 23:38:22:

Based on the results of a catscan, my ENT doctor feels that I have a
thryoglossal duct cyst. I have been having discomfort when
swallowing, and there is a spongy mass on my voice box/Adam's
apple area which has been painful when pressed slightly. I am going
to view the catscan films with my doctor on Tuesday, and I suppose
I'll have to make a decision as to whether I should go forward with
the Sistrunk procedure. What happens if I don't? I've had this feeling
when swallowing before, but it's always gone away in a few days.
This time it's been hanging on for a month and is more disconcerting.
Is it possible, though, that it might eventually subside again? How do
I know it's not cancerous? My doctor told me it's benign; how does
he know? What can go wrong during the surgery?



Re: Thyroglossal duct cyst Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on January 29, 2006 at 07:26:55:

In Reply to: Thyroglossal duct cyst posted by Alan Kay [1358.2493] on January 28, 2006 at 23:38:22:

Hi, Alan.

If I had this I would be seeing a head and neck surgical specialist for the surgery. Your doc is to be congratulated for making the diagnosis but actually curing the condition (surgery is the only known solution) requires very difficult and meticulous surgery: Every microscopic cell within the tract must be located and removed for a cure!

Once these begin acting up, I have never seen, or heard of, one what did not continue to get worse.

If the diagnosis is correct (and it probably is) you can forget about this being cancer.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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