If the recurrence of thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDC) occurs as a consequence of incomplete resection, will the application of the posterior hyoid space (PHS) to the Sistrunk procedure minimize the risk of recurrent TGDC?
Explore this issue:September 2010
Background: TGDCs are the most common congenital abnormality in the neck, with surgical extirpation recommended because of the likelihood of recurrent infections and rare cancer. While the Sistrunk procedure is the most efficacious method of surgical extrication, a modified approach used by the authors includes a previously undescribed anatomic area called the PHS.
Study design: A retrospective study