Prevalence and Features of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst on Ultrasonography, According to Radioactive Iodine Therapy: A Single-Center Studyopen access
- Park, Ji Sun; Kim, Dong Wook; Shin, Gi Won; Park, Jin Young; Lee, Yoo Jin; Choo, Hye Jung; Park, Ha Kyoung; Ha, Tae Kwun; Kim, Do Hun; Jung, Soo Jin; Moon, Sung Ho; Ahn, Ki Jung; Baek, Hye Jin
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- FRONTIERS MEDIA SA
- thyroglossal duct cyst; thyroidectomy; radioactive iodine ablation; ultrasonography; prevalence
- FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY, v.11
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- FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY
- Objective: The relationship between radioactive iodine therapy (RIT) and prevalence of thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDC) on ultrasonography (US) has not been reported. We assessed the prevalence and US features of TGDC according to RIT. Methods: From July 2017 to June 2018, 3,146 subjects underwent thyroid or neck US at our center. The presence or absence of TGDCs was prospectively investigated based on real-time US examination. Among the 3,146 subjects, 261 subjects were excluded because of <18 years of age, unclear information of RIT, or the presence of a radiation therapy history to the neck. Eventually, 2,885 subjects were included in this study. Results: Of the 2,885 subjects finally included, 126 (4.4%) showed a TGDC on US. Those with RIT history showed a higher prevalence of TGDCs than those without (no statistical difference, p = 0.062). In 697 male subjects, there were statistical differences in type of surgery, RIT history, and session number of RIT between those with or without TGDCs (p < 0.0001). In 126 subjects with TGDCs, only sex showed a significant difference between those with or without RIT history (p = 0.015). However, there were no significant differences in the location, size, and shape of TGDCs (p > 0.05). The common US features of TGDC were suprahyoid location, -1 centimeter, and flat-to-ovoid or round shape. Conclusions: RIT may increase the prevalence of TGDCs, particularly in men.
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