Preoperative Diagnosis: Recurrent thyroglossal duct cyst
Postoperative Diagnosis: Same
This 34-year-old male patient was placed in the supine position. He was then placed under general anesthesia, and his neck was prepped and draped in the usual fashion and then flexed for the procedure. The skin around the cyst was circumferentially incised, and the cyst and the cyst duct were dissected free to the level of the hyoid bone. The mid-point of the hyoid bone was then excised. A 3-0 plain catgut triple strand suture was then used to ligate the thyroglossal duct. Iris scissors were used to remove the cyst, and hemostasis was obtained. The wound site was closed in layers. No significant blood loss occurred. The patient was in a stable condition and sent to the recovery room.
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