Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL)

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 3

Thyroglossal Duct Fistula - Managed Successfully Using Single Incision

RS Mudhol1, Rajesh Radhakrishna Havaldar2*, Vijay Yeramalla3 and Sweta Sinha3

1Professor and Unit Chief, Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, J.N. Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
2Senior Resident, Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, J.N. Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
3Junior Resident, Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, J.N. Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: Rajesh Radhakrishna Havaldar, Senior Resident, Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, J.N. Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.

Received: February 05, 2020; Published: February 18, 2020

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Abstract

A thyroglossal duct cyst occurs when there is failure of obliteration of the thyroglossal duct in the foetus during descent of the thyroid from the tongue base to its position in the neck. Here we are presenting a case report of a 24-year-old female who presented with history of mucoid discharge from the midline of the neck at the level of the thyroid cartilage on the right side since childhood. Preoperative fistulogram was done and extent of the tract was determined. Surgery was performed using a single neck incision along Langers lines for best cosmetic result and meticulous dissection was done. A thyroglossal duct fistula along its entire tract was removed using a single incision thus being one amongst the many long excised thyroglossal duct fistulas till date excised by using a single incision. There has been no recurrence after 18 months of follow up.

Keywords: Thyroglossal Duct Fistula; Cosmetic Surgery; Single Incision Surgery

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Citation

Citation: RS Mudhol, Rajesh Radhakrishna Havaldar, Vijay Yeramalla and Sweta Sinha. “Thyroglossal Duct Fistula - Managed Successfully Using Single Incision". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.3 (2020): 21-23.




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