Thyroglossal duct cysts occurs when a pocket in the front part of the neck is filled with fluid. Typically found when an upper respiratory infection is present, these cysts were formed from leftover tissue of the thyroid gland. Symptoms include a soft round lump on the front of the neck, tenderness, and difficulty swallowing. Many times, antibiotic medicine clears up the infection and the cyst will decrease in size or pain will decrease but the cyst will not resolve or go away without surgical intervention.
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