Thyroglossal duct cyst

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What is thyroglossal duct cyst?

A thyroglossal duct cyst is a benign congenital abnormality and one of the most common neck masses. The cyst is a pocket in the neck, leftover from the thyroglossal duct, that is filled with fluid. It is typically asymptomatic unless it becomes infected. Treatment may include antibiotics or surgery.

Common symptoms reported by people with thyroglossal duct cyst

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Treatments taken by people with thyroglossal duct cyst

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Who has thyroglossal duct cyst on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 0
40s 3
50s 2
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from thyroglossal duct cyst patients who have completed their condition history
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