Published: 2019-07-25

Intra thyroid thyroglossal cyst: a rare presentation

Lakshmi V. P., Divya Surendran, Savithri Moothiringode


Thyroglossal duct cyst is a congenital malformation occurring due to incomplete closure of the thyroglossal duct. The infrequency with which it is encountered in thyroid makes it a formidable diagnostic challenge. Authors report this case because of the rarity of intrathyroid location of thyroglossal cyst.



Brachial cleft cyst, Congenital neck mass, Lymphoepithelial cyst, Malignancy in TDC, Thyroglossal duct cyst, Thyroid

Full Text:



Moorthy SN, Arcot R. Thyroglossal duct cyst-more than just an embryological remnant. Ind J Surg. 2011;73(1):28-31.

TürkyiLmaz Z, Sönmez K, Karabulut R, DemirĞoullari B, Sezer C, BaŞaklar AC, Kale N. Management of thyroglossal duct cysts in children. Pediatr Int. 2004;46(1):77-80.

Moore KL, Persaud TVN. The pharyngeal apparatus. In: Moore KL, Persaud TVN,eds. The developing human: clinically oriented embryology. 7th Ed. Saunders, Philadelphia; 2003:202-240.

Yim MT, Tran HD, Chandy BM. Incidental radiographic findings of thyroglossal duct cysts: Prevalence and management. Int J Pediar Otorhinolaryngol. 2016;89:13-6.

Brousseau VJ, Solares CA, Xu M, Krakovitz P, Koltai PJ. Thyroglossal duct cysts: presentation and management in children versus adults. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2003;67(12):1285-90.

Shvili I, Hadar T, Sadov R, Koren R, Shvero J. Cholesterol granuloma in thyroglossal cysts: a clinicopathological study. Euro Arch Oto-Rhino-Laryngol. 2009;266(11):1775-9.

Lee HJ, Kim EK, Hong S. Sonographic detection of intrathyroidal branchial cleft cyst: a case report. Korean J Radiol. 2006;7(2):149-51.