Ultrasonographic features differentiating thyroglossal duct cysts from dermoid cysts

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify ultrasonographic features that can be used to differentiate between thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDCs) and dermoid cysts (DCs). Methods: We searched surgical pathology reports completed between January 2004 and October 2015 and identified 66 patients with TGDCs or DCs who had undergone preoperative ultrasonography. The ultrasound images were reviewed by two radiologists who were blinded to the pathological diagnosis. They evaluated the following parameters: dimensions, shape, margin, location in relation to the midline, level in relation to the hyoid bone, attachment to the hyoid bone, the depth of the lesion in relation to the strap muscles, internal echogenicity, internal echogenic dots, multilocularity, the presence of a longitudinal extension into the tongue base, posterior acoustic enhancement, the presence of internal septae, and intralesional vascularity. Results: There were 50 TGDCs and 16 DCs. TGDCs were significantly more likely than DCs to have an irregular shape, an ill-defined margin, attachment to the hyoid bone, an intramuscular location, heterogeneous internal echogenicity, multilocularity, and longitudinal extension into the tongue base. Conclusion: Ultrasound findings may inform the differential diagnosis between TGDCs and DCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
JournalUltrasonography
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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Thyroglossal Cyst
Dermoid Cyst
Hyoid Bone
Tongue
Surgical Pathology
Acoustics
Ultrasonography
Differential Diagnosis
Muscles

Keywords

  • Dermoid cyst
  • Neck mass
  • Pediatrics
  • Thyroglossal cyst
  • Ultrasonography

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