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Recurrence of thyroglossal cyst - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Doctor, i use to have a cyst on my neck and i went under sugery 1 year ago to take it off, but it has now come back but smaller, do you know why?
Doctor :   Where in the neck is the cyst located, can you give a more detailed description?
User :   it was a cyst thyroglossal
User :   and it is in the same location now
Doctor :   A thyroglossal cyst cannot be removed by simple excision. It has to be removed completely.
Doctor :   It is a surgery called Sistrunk's operation
User :   i went under sugery 1 year ago and took it off, now a small bump at the same location came back and the feeling is the same
Doctor :   Here the entire Thyroglossal tract
Doctor :   Yes, it is notorious for his recurrence
Doctor :   Its recurrence
User :   so i have to go under surgery again?
Doctor :   So, It is better to discuss with your general surgeon regarding Sistrunk's operation.
Doctor :   Yes, you may have to.
User :   thank you for your help
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   ANything else?

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