Application of Trotter Approach for Large Intralingual Thyroglossal Duct Cyst in an 88-Year-Old Patient
Arden RL, and Miller LK. Application of trotter approach for large intralingual thyroglossal duct cyst in an 88-year-old patient J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Sep;75(9):1921-1925.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Thyroglossal duct cysts (TDCs) are the most common congenital cyst formations in the neck, typically occurring at midline infrahyoid positions in younger patients. Traditional management has used the Sistrunk procedure to minimize recurrence rates. Reports on elderly patients are sparse, and currently only 16 cases have been reported in patients older than 70 years and 4 patients older than 80 years. This report describes the oldest known patient with TDC who had a purely intralingual location requiring a Trotter approach and a Sistrunk procedure for symptomatic management.
Medical Subject Headings
Aged, 80 and over; Diagnosis, Differential; Humans; Male; Thyroglossal Cyst; Tomography, X-Ray Computed