Complications Associated With the Sistrunk Procedure

  title={Complications Associated With the Sistrunk Procedure},
  author={John P. Maddalozzo and T. K. Venkatesan and Pankaj Gupta},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
OBJECTIVE To assess the type and rate of complications in the postoperative period of pediatric patients undergoing the Sistrunk procedure. [] Key MethodSTUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of patients with a diagnosis of thyroglossal duct cyst who had not had corrective surgery previously. An attempt to standardize the study was made as follows: all patients had surgery under the direction of one surgeon, using the Sistrunk procedure with minor modifications from its original description.

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Recurrences after surgery for thyroglossal cysts and fistulas were common until, in 1920, Sistrunk described his technique for removing the whole thyroglossal tract. Since that time there has been

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Thirty patients undergoing surgery for a preoperative diagnosis of thyroglossal duct cyst have been reviewed and Sistrunk's procedure is the operation of choice but when histological examination of a thyrog loss cyst reveals a papillary carcinoma, total thyroidectomy should be considered.

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