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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 39(5); 1996 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1996;39(5): 854-60.
A Clinical Study of Thyroglossal Duct Fistula & Cyst
Kyung Sung Ahn, MD, Young Ho Jang, MD, Suk Ju Choi, MD, Tae Kyung, MD, and Chul Won Park, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
갑상설관루 및 낭종의 임상적 고찰
안경성 · 장영호 · 최석주 · 태 경 · 박철원
한양대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실

Thyroglossal duct cyst is one of the most frequent midline cervical mass. It is congenital in origin, and resulting from retention of an epithelial tract between the thyroid gland and the foramen cecum linguae. Starting at the foramen cecum, the thyroglossal tract passes down in the midline ; first, through the tongue mucsculature and then, around the hyoid bone and larynx, before ending at the thyroid isthmus on the trachea. Remnants may occur at any point along this pathway, and its fistula results from spontaneous rupture of cyst due to inflammation, surgical drainage of the cyst, or inadequate excision. One hundred cases of thyroglossal duct cyst who had been admitted to Hanyang University Hospital from June 1985 to May 1994 were analysed clinically.

Keywords: Thyroglossal duct fistulaThyroglossal duct cyst.
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