Thyrolingual cyst
A thyrolingual cyst is a fluid-filled sac that is present at birth and located in the midline of the neck. A thyrolingual cyst is a result of incomplete closure of a segment of a tube-like structure (the thyrolingual duct) that is present, and normally closes, as the embryo develops. A thyrolingual cyst is also called a thyroglossal cyst.

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  • Cyst, thyrolingual — A thyrolingual cyst is a fluid filled sac that is present at birth and located in the midline of the neck. A thyrolingual cyst is a result of incomplete closure of a segment of a tube like structure (the thyrolingual duct) that is present, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cyst thyroglossal — A thyroglossal cyst is a fluid filled sac present at birth and located in the midline of the neck. A thyroglossal cyst is a result of incomplete closure of a segment of a tube like structure (the thyroglossal duct) that is present, and normally… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cyst — A closed sac or capsule, usually filled with fluid or semisolid material. * * * 1. A bladder. 2. An abnormal sac containing gas, fluid, or a semisolid material, with a membranous lining. SEE ALSO: pseudocyst. [G. kystis, bladder] adventitious c.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Thyroglossal cyst — A thyroglossal cyst is a fluid filled sac that is present at birth and located in the midline of the neck. A thyroglossal cyst is a result of incomplete closure of a segment of a tube like structure (the thyroglossal duct) that is present, and… …   Medical dictionary

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