Tongue base cyst in a 6-week-old boy

October 8, 2012
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Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinic

After excision, a histologic finding of an epithelial lining without ectopic thyroid tissue confirms the diagnosis of a lingual thyroglossal duct cyst.

     A 6-week-old boy presented to the emergency department with acute respiratory distress and vomiting. He was born full term without perinatal complications, but he had breathing problems while crying since birth. Three days earlier, he was brought to the emergency department for breathing difficulty. Findings on examination at that time were normal, and he was discharged.

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CitationEar Nose Throat J. 2012 October;91(10):426-427