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Indications of Radkowski et al for Performing a Thyroid Scan Prior to Surgery for a Possible Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

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Otolaryngology

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An anterior neck swelling may represent a thyroglossal duct cyst or ectopic thyroid tissue. Resection of ectopic thyroid tissue may render the patient permanently hypothyroid with a lifelong need for thyroid hormone replacement. The authors are from Children's Hospitals in Boston and Cleveland.

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