Annals of Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85--88

Thyroglossal duct cyst papillary carcinoma: A treatment puzzle yet to be solved!


Neha Shakrawal1, Bharti Varshney2, Aman Kumar Verma1, Sudeep Khera2, Amit Goyal1, Sourabha Kumar Patro1 
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sourabha Kumar Patro
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 408, 4th Floor, A Block, ENT OPD, OPD Complex, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni, Jodhpur - 342 005, Rajasthan
India

Thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) is the most common congenital aberration of the thyroid gland. On the contrary, TGDC malignancies are rare events constituting <1% of all cases of thyroid carcinoma reported in the world. The rarity of the lesion precludes the formulation of clear guidelines and makes management decisions difficult. We describe a case of a young male who presented with a midline neck swelling and underwent radical Sistrunk's procedure and total thyroidectomy for primary papillary carcinoma in a TGDC. The need of total thyroidectomy in high-risk cases needs clinical suspicion and careful consideration of this differential.


How to cite this article:
Shakrawal N, Varshney B, Verma AK, Khera S, Goyal A, Patro SK. Thyroglossal duct cyst papillary carcinoma: A treatment puzzle yet to be solved!.Ann Indian Acad Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019;3:85-88


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Shakrawal N, Varshney B, Verma AK, Khera S, Goyal A, Patro SK. Thyroglossal duct cyst papillary carcinoma: A treatment puzzle yet to be solved!. Ann Indian Acad Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Nov 30 ];3:85-88
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