Familial occurrence of thyroglossal duct cyst.

  title={Familial occurrence of thyroglossal duct cyst.},
  author={Muta M. Issa and Pierre Devries},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={26 1},
Persistence and dilation of the embryologic thyroglossal tract gives rise to the condition of thyroglossal duct cyst. Although these cysts have an embryologic origin, there is rarely a history of inheritance. A search of the literature shows only two family reports, which includes a total of nine patients. We report on a third family with thyroglossal duct… CONTINUE READING