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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 3 Issue: 1

Concurrent Thyroglossal Duct Cyst and Dermoid Cyst in a Pediatric Patient

Leenoy Hendizadeh1*, Soroush Zaghi1, Dana Haydel2, Soroush Farnoosh3 and Jeffrey Koempel3
1Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2Department of Pathology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
3Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Corresponding author : Leenoy Hendizadeh
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, B.S. 10833 LeConte Avenue, Rm. 62-132, CHS Los Angeles, CA 90095-1624, USA
Tel: 001-310-775-1451; Fax: 001-310-206-5106
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 28, 2013 Accepted: January 08, 2014 Published: January 16, 2014
Citation: Hendizadeh L, Zaghi S, Haydel D, Farnoosh S, Koempel J. (2014) Concurrent Thyroglossal Duct Cyst and Dermoid Cyst in a Pediatric Patient. J Otol Rhinol 3:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000143

Abstract

Concurrent Thyroglossal Duct Cyst and Dermoid Cyst in a Pediatric Patient

Among the most frequently encountered congenital midline cervical masses in the pediatric population are thyroglossal duct cysts and dermoid cysts. While both of these entities should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an anterior midline neck mass, the two may occur simultaneously in rare instances. We present the case of a 4 year-old girl who presented with what appeared to be a single, anterior neck mass that extended into the floor of mouth on pre-operative imaging. During surgical excision, two completely separate cystic masses were identified; one in the floor of the mouth and another immediately superior to the hyoid bone. We present this case to increase awareness to the rare circumstance of a dual diagnosis in the evaluation of a pediatric neck mass and to illustrate the importance of preparing the patient and the parents for a Sistrunk procedure pre-operatively. We recommend that surgeons prepare for a Sistrunk operation when considering an excision of any mass in the midline, near midline, or floor of mouth in a pediatric patient.

Keywords: Thyroglossal Duct Cyst; Dermoid Cyst; Sistrunk Procedure; Midline Neck Mass

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