BETWEEN 18 to 28 cases of papillary adenocarcinoma arising in a thyroglossal duct remnant have been reported in the medical and surgical literature. Recently, a case was discovered at the Latter-day Saints Hospital and is herein reported.
Report of a Case
A 31-year-old white woman (No. 48552) was admitted to the Latter-day Saints Hospital with the chief complaint of a swelling in her neck. She stated that six months prior to this hospitalization, during her seventh month of pregnancy, she noted the onset of a lump in her neck. She described the mass as "sensitive" but not painful. She had no pressure symptoms.Physical examination was normal for her age with the exception of a midline cervical mass measuring 3 × 3 cm which was cystic in consistency and located midway between the notch of thyroid cartilage and the hyoid bone. It did elevate with swallowing. Results of all laboratory
Latimer RG, Snow E, Hicks HG. Papillary Adenocarcinoma Arising in a Thyroglossal Duct Remnant. Arch Surg. 1968;97(1):161-162. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1968.01340010191027