Benign calcified thyroglossal duct cyst, - defying the hallmark of papillary carcinoma, 4th case reported in literature

S. N. Al-Yahya, M. H. Lye, C. P. Loo, Marina Mat Baki

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Abstract

Thyroglossal duct cyst is the most common upper neck midline lesion in children. Approximately 1% of thyroglossal duct cyst undergoes malignant transformation. Calcification which is a marker of malignancy almost always points out to papillary thyroid carcinoma. Benign case of calcified thyroglossal cyst maybe undiagnosed or under reported. We report a case of a 5 year old girl with a benign calcified thyroglossal duct cyst, a fourth case in world literature. Here the differences between a benign and malignant thyroglossal duct cyst are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Medical Journal Malaysia
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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Thyroglossal Cyst
Papillary Carcinoma
Neck
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Benign
  • Calcified
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst

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  • Medicine(all)

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Benign calcified thyroglossal duct cyst, - defying the hallmark of papillary carcinoma, 4th case reported in literature. / Al-Yahya, S. N.; Lye, M. H.; Loo, C. P.; Mat Baki, Marina.

In: International Medical Journal Malaysia, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.12.2017, p. 117-120.

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