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Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Causes & Symptoms

What are thyroglossal duct cysts?

A thyroglossal duct cyst is a lump or mass of cells and tissues in the throat that forms just after thyroid development in babies.

This is often detected in children but may go unnoticed if it does not cause complications. When a thyroglossal duct cyst is present (and especially if it becomes enlarged), complications can include neck swelling, difficulty breathing and swallowing.

How are thyroglossal duct cysts treated?

If a thyroglossal duct cyst becomes infected and is left untreated for a long period of time, it can lead to soft tissue swelling and rapid enlargement of the cyst. In rare cases, this can lead to other problems with the neck.

One treatment option is thyroglossal duct cyst removal, which is a surgical procedure that can be performed by an experienced ear, nose, and throat doctor at ENT in Cayman Ltd.

Speak with one of our experienced doctors for more information about your symptoms and treatment options, including thyroglossal duct cyst surgery.

If you are suffering from thyroglossal duct cysts, the first step towards feeling better is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor.

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