Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 66–70 | Cite as

Teratoma in a thyroglossal duct cyst: A rare occurrence

  • Gail E. Besner
  • John E. Fisher
  • Frank C. Mazzadri
  • Melvyn P. Karp
  • Theodore C. Jewett
  • Donald R. Cooney
Case Reports


Although teratoma is a relatively commonly encountered pediatric tumor, cervical teratomas are rare, with only 217 cases recorded to date. These are thought to arise from the thyroid gland, with only anecdotal reports of teratomas arising in thyroglossal duct cysts.

Key words

Teratoma Thyroglossal duct cyst Neck 


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© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gail E. Besner
    • 1
  • John E. Fisher
    • 2
  • Frank C. Mazzadri
    • 3
  • Melvyn P. Karp
    • 1
  • Theodore C. Jewett
    • 1
  • Donald R. Cooney
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New York, The Children's Hospital of BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New York, The Children's Hospital of BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New York, The Children's Hospital of BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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