Obstructive lingual tonsil hypertrophy in recurrent thyroglossal duct cyst

Patrick D. Munson, Dana M. Thompson, Laura J. Orvidas*

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The association between recurrent thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) and obstructive lingual tonsil hypertrophy has not previously been discussed. We present the case of a 7-year-old child whose medical and surgical course was complicated by these synchronous factors. The aim of this report is to present the risk factors for recurrence of TGDC and the unique challenge that concurrent lingual tonsil hypertrophy and airway obstruction present to management of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1837-1841
Number of pages5
JournalInternational journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007


  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Hypertrophy
  • Otolaryngology
  • Thyroglossal cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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