Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Jason was diagnosed with a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst last week. This sounds like a bigger deal than it really is. It looks like a rather large lump in the front center of his neck and is most easily seen when he tips his head back. According to the doctors is just tissue that should have "gone away" after his thyroid moved into place as Jason grew in the womb, but in his case he decided to keep it there so it could fill up with fluid and scare his mother to death at 21 months old! :-)

The bad news is that the cyst will need to be surgically removed, so the little man will be in hospital overnight.

The good news is that according to several people this is "common", "surgery 101", and my personal favorite "not an interesting case". :-) Also on the good side, Jason isn't bothered by it at all and he is feeling great.

We have an ultrasound scheduled for next week to ensure that it is a cyst and that it isn't his thyroid (if it is his thyroid there is a different path to take). After that, we have his surgery currently scheduled for October 4th at Scottish-Rite.

We will keep you all posted!