Thyroglossal duct excision

Treatment for a thyroglossal cyst often requires surgical removal to prevent recurrence. Before the cyst is removed, it is important that the thyroid tissue is  functioning normally through thyroid scans  and function studies.

Although cysts are usually non-cancerous, the cyst will be removed if your child exhibits difficulty in breathing or swallowing, or if the cyst is infected. In addition, the cyst may be removed to eliminate the chance of infection or development of cancer, or for cosmetic reasons.