Ear Nose Throat J. 2017 Feb;96(2):54-55.
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Embryologically, the thyroglossal duct develops as the thyroid anlage descends from the foramen cecum at the base of the tongue to its final resting point in the pretracheal inferior midline neck. The duct usually involutes, but persistence may give rise to a clinical cyst. Thyroglossal duct remnant cysts (TGDCs) are one of the most common neck lesions seen clinically, showing a bimodal age distribution in the first and fifth decades, and identified in approximately 2.2/100,000 population at risk each year. While there is an equal sex distribution, males tend to predominate in pediatric patients while females predominate among adults.
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