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LESIONS OF THE THYROGLOSSAL TRACT

LESIONS OF THE THYROGLOSSAL TRACT Abstract The relative infrequency and the perplexities of diagnosis combine to make lesions of the thyroglossal tract an unusually interesting group of pathologic changes. In many instances it is impossible to make an accurate and complete differential diagnosis preoperatively, owing to the close similarity of the lesion to a tumefaction arising in the midline of the neck anteriorly and to the lack of specific evidence to set any one of the lesions apart. Greater familiarity with the characteristics of lesions of the thyroglossal tract should aid in their recognition and treatment. Adequate reason for the existence of a lesion of the thyroglossal tract is found in a study of the embryology of the thyroid gland. Meyer,1 by his able summary of this subject, and Wenglowski,2 through his masterful study of the development of the thyroid, have greatly clarified a controversial problem. Briefly, it appears from the former confusion that References 1. Meyer, H. Willy: Congenital Cysts and Fistulae of the Neck , Ann. Surg. 95:1-26 ( (Jan.) )Crossref 2. 226-248 (Feb.) 1932. 3. Wenglowski, quoted from Meyer.1 4. Baumgartner, C. J.: Branchial and Thyroglossal Duct Cysts and Fistula in Children , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 56:948-955 ( (May) ) 1931. 5. Norris, E. H.: The Early Morphogenesis of the Human Thyroid Gland , Am. J. Anat. 24:443-465, 1918. 6. Bailey, H.: Case of True Congenital Thyroglossal Fistula and of Subhyoid Thyroglossal Cyst , Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 18:6-7 ( (Oct.) ) 1924. 7. (a) Rankin, F. W., and Crisp, N. W.: Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Cysts of the Thyroglossal Duct , West. J. Surg. 40:105-109 ( (March) ) 1932. 8. (b) Klingenstein, P., and Colp, R.: Congenital Cysts and Fistulae of the Neck , Ann. Surg. 82:854-864, 1925. 9. Clute, H. M., and Cattell, R. B.: Thyroglossal Cysts and Sinuses , Ann. Surg. 92:57-66, 1930. 10. Sistrunk, W. E.: The Surgical Treatment of Cysts of the Thyroglossal Tract , Ann. Surg. 71:121-123, 1920. 11. Cattell, R. B., and Hoover, W. B.: Lingual Thyroid Gland , S. Clin. North America 9:1355-1362, 1929. 12. Lahey, F. H.: Lingual Goiter , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 36:395-397 ( (March) ) 1923. 13. Sistrunk, W. E.: Technique of Removal of Cysts and Sinuses of the Thyroglossal Duct , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 46:109-112, 1928. 14. Beer, E.: Excision of the Thyroglossal Duct Sinus , Ann. Surg. 71:218-221, 1920. 15. Bailey, H.: Complete Eradication of the Thyroglossal Tract , Brit. M. J. 2:138-139 ( (July 25) ) 1931. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

LESIONS OF THE THYROGLOSSAL TRACT

Archives of Surgery , Volume 33 (5) – Nov 1, 1936

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0004-0010
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10.1001/archsurg.1936.01190050159009
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Abstract

Abstract The relative infrequency and the perplexities of diagnosis combine to make lesions of the thyroglossal tract an unusually interesting group of pathologic changes. In many instances it is impossible to make an accurate and complete differential diagnosis preoperatively, owing to the close similarity of the lesion to a tumefaction arising in the midline of the neck anteriorly and to the lack of specific evidence to set any one of the lesions apart. Greater familiarity with the characteristics of lesions of the thyroglossal tract should aid in their recognition and treatment. Adequate reason for the existence of a lesion of the thyroglossal tract is found in a study of the embryology of the thyroid gland. Meyer,1 by his able summary of this subject, and Wenglowski,2 through his masterful study of the development of the thyroid, have greatly clarified a controversial problem. Briefly, it appears from the former confusion that References 1. Meyer, H. Willy: Congenital Cysts and Fistulae of the Neck , Ann. Surg. 95:1-26 ( (Jan.) )Crossref 2. 226-248 (Feb.) 1932. 3. Wenglowski, quoted from Meyer.1 4. Baumgartner, C. J.: Branchial and Thyroglossal Duct Cysts and Fistula in Children , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 56:948-955 ( (May) ) 1931. 5. Norris, E. H.: The Early Morphogenesis of the Human Thyroid Gland , Am. J. Anat. 24:443-465, 1918. 6. Bailey, H.: Case of True Congenital Thyroglossal Fistula and of Subhyoid Thyroglossal Cyst , Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 18:6-7 ( (Oct.) ) 1924. 7. (a) Rankin, F. W., and Crisp, N. W.: Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Cysts of the Thyroglossal Duct , West. J. Surg. 40:105-109 ( (March) ) 1932. 8. (b) Klingenstein, P., and Colp, R.: Congenital Cysts and Fistulae of the Neck , Ann. Surg. 82:854-864, 1925. 9. Clute, H. M., and Cattell, R. B.: Thyroglossal Cysts and Sinuses , Ann. Surg. 92:57-66, 1930. 10. Sistrunk, W. E.: The Surgical Treatment of Cysts of the Thyroglossal Tract , Ann. Surg. 71:121-123, 1920. 11. Cattell, R. B., and Hoover, W. B.: Lingual Thyroid Gland , S. Clin. North America 9:1355-1362, 1929. 12. Lahey, F. H.: Lingual Goiter , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 36:395-397 ( (March) ) 1923. 13. Sistrunk, W. E.: Technique of Removal of Cysts and Sinuses of the Thyroglossal Duct , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 46:109-112, 1928. 14. Beer, E.: Excision of the Thyroglossal Duct Sinus , Ann. Surg. 71:218-221, 1920. 15. Bailey, H.: Complete Eradication of the Thyroglossal Tract , Brit. M. J. 2:138-139 ( (July 25) ) 1931.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1936

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