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Int J Thyroidol. 2018 Nov;11(2):167-171. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.11106/ijt.2018.11.2.167
Kim DH , Kang MJ , Kim JP , Lee JS , Seo JH , Park JJ .
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.capetown@gnu.ac.kr
Institute of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
Abstract

An intrathyroid thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) presented as an anterior neck mass in a 62-year-old male without history of prior thyroid disease or infection. This cyst was clinically indistinguishable from a thyroid nodule. In addition to that, fine needle aspiration cytology revealed normal–looking squamous cells. Diagnosis, work-up, management approach, and treatment of intrathyroid TGDC are discussed as well as distinguishing features between intrathyrod TGDC with tract and without tract. This is the very rare case of intrathyroid TGDC in Korean population and the possibility of intrathyroid TGDC should remain in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodule.

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