Thyroglossal duct remnant penetrating the hyoid bone--a case report.

  title={Thyroglossal duct remnant penetrating the hyoid bone--a case report.},
  author={Masumasa Horisawa and Junpei Sasaki and Noriji Niinomi and Tetsuo Yamamoto and Takashi Ito},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={33 5},
Examination of the thyroglossal duct (TGD) in a senile patient with a thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC), as well as in children, is very valuable in understanding the pathology of TGDC. The precise anatomy of TGDC was studied in a specimen obtained from a 59-year-old man using three-dimensional reconstruction. The authors found the TGD penetrated the hyoid bone. This pathological evidence has not previously appeared in the literature. Penetration of the hyoid bone by the TGD is the result of a… CONTINUE READING