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thyroglossal cyst

A 3-year-old boy presents with a midline anterior neck mass, just below the hyoid bone that moves with deglutition and tongue protrusion.

Question: What is the most probable clinical diagnosis?

Branchial cyst
Thyroglossal cyst
Cervical lymphadenopathy


From the history and clinical features, the most probable clinical diagnosis is a thyroglossal duct cyst. You can read more about this condition at – thyroglossal cyst – Clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Dr Sanu P Moideen is an Indian-born oto-rhino-laryngologist (ENT) based in Cochin, Kerala, India. He is currently working as Post-Doctoral Fellow in Head and Neck Oncology at Regional Cancer Center, Trivandrum, Kerala.

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