Sistrunk revisited: a 10-year review of revision thyroglossal duct surgery at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.

@article{Pelausa1989SistrunkRA,
  title={Sistrunk revisited: a 10-year review of revision thyroglossal duct surgery at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.},
  author={M E Pelausa and Vito Tony Forte},
  journal={The Journal of otolaryngology},
  year={1989},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={
          325-33
        }
}
The definitive surgical management of thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDC) was elucidated by Sistrunk in 1920. However, the procedure is often poorly performed. We reviewed the charts of 143 patients managed for TGDC at the Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, between 1978-1988. These patients underwent 214 surgical procedures at HSC and elsewhere for cure. One hundred and five patients needed only one procedure. Thirty-eight patients had recurrent disease. These needed 109 procedures for cure… CONTINUE READING

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