Key Points About a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst in Children
- A thyroglossal duct cyst is a pocket in the front part of neck that is filled with fluid. A child is born with this cyst.
- It is formed from leftover tissue from the development of the thyroid gland when an embryo is forming.
- Although the cyst is present at birth, it is often not found until a child is at least age 2.
- A thyroglossal duct cyst is often diagnosed when your child's healthcare provider examines your child.
- Treatment may include antibiotic medicine to treat any infection or surgery to remove the cyst.