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Thyroglossal tract cyst

Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial thyroglossal duct cyst
  • Hereditary thyroglossal duct cysts
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts familial
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A thyroglossal duct cyst is a neck mass or lump that develops from cells and tissues remaining after the formation of the thyroid gland during embryonic development.[1]
Last updated: 6/20/2008


  1. Ear, nose, and throat: Thyroglossal duct cyst. University of Virginia Health System. Accessed 6/20/2008.
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