Management of the Thyroid Gland in Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroglossal Cyst: A Case Report
Carcinoma arising in a thyroglossal cyst is rare. We present a case of anterior neck swelling diagnosed to be thyroglossal cyst clinically which turns out to be a papillary carcinoma arising in thyroglossal cyst. She underwent sistrunk procedure with total thyroidectomy and diseasefree on follow up evaluation. Even though preoperative ultrasonography had shown thyroid nodule, the final histology did not show malignancy. There is a paucity of clear-cut guidelines in the management of the thyroid gland in a thyroglossal cyst carcinoma. In thyroglossal cyst carcinoma cases, we recommend thyroidectomy only when there is a thyroid nodule with high-risk features.
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