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What is Thyroglossal tract cyst?

What is Thyroglossal tract cyst?

  • Thyroglossal tract cyst: A rare condition where a soft, slow-growing growth develops at the front of the neck. It occurs as an abnormal growth that develops from thyroid tissue that is left over from fetal development.

Thyroglossal tract cyst is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Thyroglossal tract cyst, or a subtype of Thyroglossal tract cyst, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Thyroglossal tract cyst as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Thyroglossal tract cyst: Introduction

Types of Thyroglossal tract cyst:

Broader types of Thyroglossal tract cyst:

How serious is Thyroglossal tract cyst?

Complications of Thyroglossal tract cyst: see complications of Thyroglossal tract cyst

What causes Thyroglossal tract cyst?

Causes of Thyroglossal tract cyst: see causes of Thyroglossal tract cyst

What are the symptoms of Thyroglossal tract cyst?

Symptoms of Thyroglossal tract cyst: see symptoms of Thyroglossal tract cyst

Complications of Thyroglossal tract cyst: see complications of Thyroglossal tract cyst

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Thyroglossal tract cyst: Pediatrician, Otolaryngologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Thyroglossal tract cyst.
Treatments for Thyroglossal tract cyst: see treatments for Thyroglossal tract cyst

Name and Aliases of Thyroglossal tract cyst

Main name of condition: Thyroglossal tract cyst

Other names or spellings for Thyroglossal tract cyst:

Thyroglossal duct cysts, Thyroglossal duct cysts familial, Hereditary thyroglossal duct cysts, Familial thyroglossal duct cyst

Familial thyroglossal duct cyst, Hereditary thyroglossal duct cysts, Thyroglossal duct cysts, Thyroglossal duct cysts familial
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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