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Lingual thyroglossal duct cyst with recurrence after cystectomy or marsupialization under endoscopy: Diagnosis and modified sistrunk surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22024839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To explore the radiologic characteristics of lingual thyroglossal duct cyst relevant to diagnosis. In addition, to probe the feasibility of modified Sistrunk surgery for patients who experience recurrence after cystectomy or marsupialization under endoscopy.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective.
METHODS: Seven patients, three male and four female, who had been diagnosed with lingual thyroglossal duct cysts, had received cystectomy or marsupialization under endoscopy between one and eight times with cyst recurrence soon after every operation. All of these cases were evaluated by CT before proceeding with the latest modified Sistrunk surgery. During surgery, we routinely used methylene blue to trace the cysts, and then we used an enlarged Sistrunk procedure for such cases.
RESULTS: The CT images demonstrated that there were cysts located posteriorly to the tongue that had a close relationship with the hyoid bone and the foramen cecum. In addition, the results of the pathological examinations were consistent with thyroglossal duct cysts. During the postoperative follow up of 18 to 31 months, the patients did not show any symptoms or signs of recurrence. The results of their most recent examinations, two by laryngoscopy and five by CT scan, did not reveal any abnormality in their pars laryngea pharyngis.
CONCLUSIONS: CT could differentiate lingual thyroglossal duct cysts from the other cysts occurring at the lingual root. For those patients with lingual thyroglossal duct cysts that recur after cystectomy or marsupialization under endoscopy, the modified Sistrunk operation could be a suitable treatment option.
Li-Chun Zhang; Tian-Yu Zhang; Yan Sha; Yue-Xin Lin; Qi Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-08-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1531-4995     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1888-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Shanghai Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Hospital, Fudan University (formerly Shanghai Medical University), Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
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