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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 75-77

Thyroglossal cysts: A consideration in the elderly!

Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

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Dr. Satvinder Singh Bakshi
House No. B2, Shree Pushpa Complex, 15th Bharathi Street, Ananda Nagar, Puducherry - 607 402
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3846.178678

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Although thyroglossal (TG) cysts are very common in children and young adults, their presentation in the elderly is very rare and often goes unnoticed unless we get the pathology report. This may lead to incomplete excision and recurrence of the cyst, together with the fact that there may be an increased risk of malignancy associated with the cysts in this subset of population. The early identification and complete removal of the cysts is prudent. Here, we endeavor to highlight a series of three cases in the elderly, who presented to us with midline cystic neck mass, which on further evaluation turned out to be a TG cyst.

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