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A 4-year-old boy has a 1-cm round midline mass just ...

Tongue

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submitted by famylife(33),

"Thyroglossal duct cysts most often present with a palpable asymptomatic midline neck mass usually below [65% of the time] the level of the hyoid bone."

"The thyroglossal tract arises from the foramen cecum at the junction of the anterior two-thirds and posterior one-third of the tongue."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyroglossal_cyst

dbg  Am I the only one who thought, my whole life, that it actually originates from the thyroid but just physically connected to the tongue +3  

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submitted by dbg(17),

Am I the only one who thought, my whole life, that it actually originates from the thyroid but just physically connected to the tongue

nbmehelp  same +1