Prelarengeal Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
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Selcuk University Medical School, Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Konya, Turkey
Publication date: 2010-07-12
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Bahar Keleş   

Selçuk Üniversitesi, Meram Tıp Fakültesi KBB AD, 42090 Meram, Konya, Turkey
Eur J Gen Med 2010;7(3):336–339
Thyroglossal duct cyst is the most commonly seen midline congenital neck masses found in children but are not uncommon in adults. The extension of the thyroglossal duct cyst into the larynx is very uncommon. Prelaryngeal thyroglossal duct cyst in a 60 year old man is described in this report. A laryngeal malignancy was suspected because of that cystic mass eroded the thyroid cartilage. The diagnosis was confirmed by fine needle aspiration biopsy. Thyroglossal duct cyst can mimic laryngeal malignancy at old ages patients with laryngeal cystic lesion. Therefore, it should be considered that it is likely to be thyroglossal duct cyst in cystic lesions extended into the larynx.