On September 6, Sina Jasim, MD and collaborators from the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University had their work titled “Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Thyroglossal Duct Cysts: A Pictorial Review and Case Series” published by Ultrasound Quarterly.
Although the most common congenital neck mass is a thyroglossal duct cyst, “the incidence of malignancy within a thyroglossal duct cyst is rare, estimated at 1%.” In most cases, cancer within these cysts are usually detected after surgical excision.
This manuscript is a pictorial case-based review of the various radiologic findings in patients with papillary thyroid cancer within a thyroglossal duct cyst.
The review emphasizes that “radiologists and sonographers should recognize thyroglossal duct cysts, be aware of the potential for malignancy to arise within these cysts, and be able to identify imaging features that are concerning for malignancy, namely, papillary thyroid carcinoma.”
Bishop, Grace L. BA*; Jasim, Sina MD, MPH†; Strnad, Benjamin S. MD*; Itani, Malak MD*. Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Thyroglossal Duct Cysts: A Pictorial Review and Case Series. Ultrasound Quarterly ():10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000650, September 6, 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000650